Denis Peterson is one of the pioneers of photorealism in New York. He’s also acknowledged as the founder of Hyperrealism – an artistic segment quite similar to photorealism. Think of it as photorealism on steroids. The difference between the two lies in the work’s color, depth of field, and composition. While photorealism focuses more on still-lifes, portraits, and lots of reflective surfaces (in the form of glass and water), Denis’s hyperrealistic art focuses more on ‘socially conscious messages about contemporary culture and politics’. His work has been showcased extensively in places like Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, Paris, Milan, and London. He also has upcoming shows in Hong Kong and Corsica.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.