Hello, my name is Peter Dareth Evans and I take pictures. Yes, that really is my middle name. And no, I am rarely seen without a hat.
I live in Cardiff in South Wales, not far from the Welsh National Museum which is chock full of images by Magnum photographers. I began taking photography seriously only a few years ago, so I am still trying to find my voice, but the subjects I seem to love most revolve around small town America and documenting community arts, volunteer groups and social change. My favourite photographers at the moment seem to be Garry Winogrand, Joel Sternfeld, William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, W. Eugene Smith and Koudelka. My photography book collection is getting seriously out of hand.
Because some people like to know...
Fujifilm X-Pro2 - Mirrorless System Camera
16mm f/1.4wr - 35mm f/1.4R - 50mm f/2wr - 56mm f/1.2 Fujifilm lenses.
Fujifilm X100F - 23mm fixed lens mirrorless camera & WCL-X100 Lens Converter
Fuji EF-X20 Flash
I process my images in Lightroom 6.
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Image Useage & Prints
All the images found on Petetakespictures.com are the property of Peter Dareth Evans, unless cited otherwise. These images are free to download and use on your own desktop or mobile device, but if you want to share them on any other site or social media network I ask that you please give credit and include a direct link to either the image itself or the website at http://petetakespictures.com
Please do not re-post full resolution images without prior permission. If you want use of an image for a personal blog or website, please contact me first. I don't bite. Also, if you're interested in good quality prints, please contact me for a reasonable price quote.
Favourite Music when Processing Photos
Frequently heartbreaking band that tell wonderful stories in their songs about hard-luck cases trying to get by. The lead singer, Willy Vlautin, also writes great novels.
Great English composer, 'Theme on Fantasia by Thomas Tallis' is on heavy rotation.
What I listen to most of all when processing photos taken from America. Open prairie classical music.
Dust to Digital
Great archivist publisher of old-timey American roots, gospel and folk songs from the 1930's and way-back before.