Peter J Baumgartner - Photographer
Peter J Baumgartner’s fine art photography is often characterized by the deliberate manipulation of imagery to visualize time, natural forces and explore living ecologies in vivid color. His photographs have been exhibited in group shows nationally as well as online.
Ten of his landscapes are in the collection of the National Film Board of Canada. Many others are in private collections.
In 2004, Sheridan House published his well-reviewed book, ‘London Goes To Sea’, about his restoration of an old sailboat and its passages along the New England coast. In 2007, he extended the narrative in a blog which includes many of his photographs. ‘London Goes To Sea’ continues to be available on Amazon.com.
As a student at Tufts University, Peter studied photography for three years with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts faculty. After Tufts Peter wandered the western US and Canada in a van with a custom photo platform built on the roof. The platform was modeled on the one Ansel Adams had on the roof of his station wagon.
Peter worked for several years during this period as a freelance photographer before returning East to attend Boston University. At BU he studied computer science - with a particular interest in applying computer technology to publishing. After working in the industry, Peter founded North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc. (NAPS) in 1989 and has served as CEO ever since. NAPS has focused on creating software tools for large publishers and language translation houses.
Peter also volunteers his photography skills for Boston area non-profits; most notably WGBH, the PBS Boston TV affiliate.