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.

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News & new stuff

November 2014
Being commissioned to make landscape photographs does not happen often, so I am very pleased to be part of a group that won a commission to provide photographs of South Australia's landscapes for an important new project (which we can't yet talk about). It provided me with the opportunity to travel down the coast of Eyre Peninsula from Streaky Bay to Coffin Bay, a gorgeous stretch of coast, as well to get out and around the lovely Fleurieu Peninsula. Here are some of my efforts that didn't make the final cut for the project.

August 2014
Australia's No.1 pro photography podcaster, DJ Paine, discusses life and photography with me and Paul Atkins.

July 2014
Congratulations to client Grieve Gillett Dimity Andersen Architects, who won an impressive total of 8 Awards and Commendations in the 2014 SA Architecture Awards. Check out the award winning projects here. I am proud to have been commissioned to photograph several of these.

The SA Professional Photography awards were also announced at the beginning of the month. I earned 6 Silver awards and 1 Silver with Distinction award from my 8 entries. And I was pleased to be up there with the best of SA's commercial photographers as one of the 3 finalists in the Commercial Photographer of the Year award. This award was won by David Sievers, who went on to win the overall SA Photographer of the Year Award. Congratulations David! See the award winning images here.

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...