Mix salt of the earth with cream of the crop and out comes Peter Greig. This creative jack in the box is an internationally recognised photographer, filmmaker and visual artist.
His client list includes Commonwealth Bank, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Dance Company, Nike, National Geographic, Garmin and Canon – the later of which own a specially commissioned collection of Peter’s panoramic images, on permanent display in their new Sydney showroom.
Formerly a Head Creative for one of Australia's leading boutique creative agencies, after 15 years Peter decided to switch careers to photography and film making in 2010 and hasn't looked back since.
That same year, the Australian Government's arts body - Australia Council for the Arts - awarded Peter a 12-month residency with Sydney Dance Company which has resulted in numerous short films, including a series of documentary webisodes focussing on the artistic creation process. After the success of these stories online, they were subsequently aired on national TV, in-flight programs and screened at international arts festivals.
The series also became the subject of case studies and educational programs in the Australian arts sector. As a result, Peter was invited to lecture and host workshops at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum as part of Australia Council’s Arts Digital Era program. At the completion of the residency, Sydney Dance Company invited Peter back to partake in an ongoing residency with the company.
In 2012, Peter was the curator of VIVID Sydney's new "Arts Precinct Light Walk" - an international arts festival drawing over 500,000 visitors per event. The walk included 14 sculptural light installations in Sydney's performing arts district, and extended festival to be the largest in VIVID's history in both geographical size and number of artworks.
VIVID Lights also included five light installations by Peter - two solo works, and three works on which he was a collaborating artist.
Within 18 months of taking up photography professionally, Peter was invited by the Sydney Opera House to hold a solo photography and film exhibition in their western foyers in 2012.
In 2013, Peter will be filming his debut feature film while following the project Wings Of Kilimanjaro (wingsofkilimanjaro.com).
Peter is a co-founder of the creative collective, SunnySideUp.