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I am a professional photographer specialising in architectural, industrial, engineering and landscape photography. I am passionate about creating good photographs, and committed to making sure my clients are delighted with the work I do for them. Get in touch for a chat about how I can help you showcase your property or project.

peter@fotografo.com.au phone +61 8 71273799 or +61 4 12797783 (mobile)

News & new stuff

April 2014
The Adelaide Review has published a positive review of Concrete, Space, Light; the architectural photography group exhibition I am in, and used one my photographs for the April front cover of the print version.

"Three works by Peter Barnes of the recently completed SAHMRI building appeal instantly. It is, of course, an outstanding example of contemporary architecture, but what Barnes has done is capture it in its best possible light – literally. The interior shots are particularly stunning for their bright, shiny detail."
Leanne Amodeo, Adelaide Review, April 2014.

The exhibition images, plus other interior and exterior photographs of the SAHMRI building can be seen here.


March 2014
Some of my SAHMRI photographs will featured in a joint exhibition by five Adelaide architectural photographers, opening 21 March to 25 April at the Light Gallery, Richmond Road, Marleston. Details here.

The kind folk at InDaily, an independent news site, have published a few SAHMRI building photographs along with an interview with me about architectural photography.


February 2014
I have been commissioned to photograph some great work recently - here are some samples.

January 2014
The February 2014 edition of f11 Magazine, a free but high quality online publication "for photographers and aficionados", has an interview with me and a big mob of my building photographs. They allowed me to blather on a bit about the relationship between architecture and photography. Thanks to Grieve Gillett, Aurecon, Hames Sharley and Wallbridge & Gilbert for the commissions behind several of the published photographs.

December 2013
Congratulations to client Eric Tam and his team at Akkan Design for winning the Australian Design Institute's Peoples' Choice Award for 2013. There is a feature story and photographs in the Adelaide Review.

October 2013
A change from buildings and bridges - on the edge of the ocean at the end of the day

August 2013
A mini photo essay about the Plateau district of Montreal...

July 2013
The South Australian Professional Photography Awards for 2013 were presented on July 10. I'm very pleased to have been named Travel Photographer of the Year, and Architecture Photographer of the Year. The winning photographs...

June 2013
The RMIT University's Swanston Academic Building by Lyons Architects, a short photo essay.

May 2013
A visit to prison.

April 2013
Big buildings in the big city are often a challenge to photograph well. The Kyren Group commissioned me to take these photographs of their new office block 70 Franklin Street and the adjoining apartments.


February 2013
I was commissioned to photograph Grieve Gillett's Goolwa Beach House for the South Australian Architecture Awards.


January 2013
Photographs I took of one of my favourite Adelaide buildings, 400 King William Street, for its new German owners have been used in a 206 page 'brochure'. More...

November 2012 (again)
South Australian professional photography awards time again. Very pleased to have won the Travel Photographer of the Year Award and the Robyn Stewart Award for Creative Excellence! You can see all the award winning portfolios here.

November 2012
Finland's capital city Helsinki is, for good reason, the World Design Capital for 2012. Here are some black and white photos of Helsinki interiors taken while there in August.

August 2012
Lucky to get the opportunity to photograph a group of remarkable new buildings in Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam, including the stunning Inntel Hotel Zaandam.

July 2012
Pointilism, who make 3D visualisations of proposed architectural designs, commissioned me to take some background shots of the Adelaide evening skyline. Which was great, as I got to get up on the top of 400 King William Street, one of my favourite Adelaide buildings, to take this shot, showing a not often seen aspect of the Adelaide CBD.

June 2012
I enjoyed a commission to photograph Adelaide's northern wetlands - what lovely places these are.

May 2012
Scored a gold and a silver award from the 4 images I entered into the Australian Professional Photography Awards judged in Melbourne this month. Very happy about that - gold awards are pretty hard to come by, requiring "excellence in execution and superb visual communication" See the awarded photos here.


April 2012
A very pleasant surprise: Capture ("Australia's top selling pro photography magazine") runs a 'Top Emerging Photographers' competition each year. I discovered I was the winner of the Architecture category when I opened the magazine in the newsagent's shop. More...

March 2012
An interesting bridge commission by Wallbridge & Gilbert engineers.

February 2012
Finished photographing the Globe Apartments in Synagogue Place, Adelaide for Grieve Gillett and Hindmarsh, my first commission for a multi-story building.

January 2012
Here are some mini photo essays and a few stray photos from a visit to New York in January.

December 2011
I am now official freebie photographer for the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia. Run by volunteers, the Society owns a very valuable collection of historic books, maps and artefacts. The big perk for me is being able to visit and photograph the top level of the amazing Mortlock Wing of the State Library in Adelaide where the collection is housed.

November 2011
State professional photography awards time again - I am now the Commercial Photographer of the Year for South Australia! Six of my photographs were awarded Silver and one was judged Gold with Distinction. Here they are..

September 2011
I was very pleased to be commissioned by the South Australian Film Corporation to photograph the brand new Adelaide Studios - a state of the art film and television production facility at Glenside in inner-city Adelaide. Here are some of my favourite shots.

August 2011
Lucky to have scored one of the sought-after places in the John Gollings Masterclass at the Ballarat Foto Biennale. Arguably Australia's best and most well known architecture photographer, John was a Creative Director of Australia's ex