Welcome! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 Yearfor 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