iWitness Photography

Peter Lopeman


Having trained, practiced and educated in fine art for many years, photography has always played a major part in the documentation of life and events around me. I have departed from my favoured genre of landscape and ventured into the realm of people in their places. Whenever I go anywhere, it’s the people in ‘their’ place that excites me – whether this is locally where I live in the West Midlands in Great Britain, or if it’s a remote village community in Borneo. The habits and actions of people in situ with their individualities and peculiarities are what interest me, and this theme cuts across all of my work. But I still have time to make some landscape photographs when the need arrives.

Some of the project albums here are personal while others are editorial or photojournalistic. Some of them are commissioned and some are private passions. Sometimes each of these raisons d’etre merge and it’s difficult to separate work from pleasure.

For those who might be interested, my camera gear:

  • Canon EOS 1DX
  • Canon EOS 5D mkii
  • Canon EOS 1D mkiii
  • Fujifilm X100
  • Fisheye 8mm
  • Canon 17-40 L f4
  • Sigma 24mm 1.8
  • Canon 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 24-105mm L f4
  • Canon 70-200 L f2.8
  • Sigma 150-300 f2.8