Pete Gardner was born in the UK, and emigrated to Australia in 2002. His career as an optometrist has given him the great opportunity to live and/or work in every state and territory of Australia, exploring this magnificent continent. His camera has constantly accompanied him throughout his journey. 

Having a great love of the natural world, as a student at the university of Bradford in the 1990’s, Pete spent every spare weekend caving in the Yorkshire Dales, or mountaineering in Snowdonia, The Lake District and the Scottish highlands. These adventures were enthusiastically documented on 35mm film as he built his skills in landscape and cave photography. After graduation, Pete took up scuba diving, and found true passion for the world beneath the waves.

Following his move to Australia, his love of photography also moved underwater, rarely diving without a camera, Pete became an accomplished underwater photographer.  

Pete settled in Perth in 2011 to raise his new family, since this time he has developed his skills in portrait and family photography.

Whilst completing a course of formal photography training through the Australian Open College, Pete started shooting live music events as part of an assignment. Finding an instant love and thrill for the genre he can now be found in the photo pit shooting local and touring bands in and around Perth concert venues most weekends.

Recently Pete has been developing 3D and VR photography and videography for that fully immersive live concert experience, and 360 degree virtual tours for commercial and retail environments

Live music photography

Corporate event photography

Corporate headshot and portraiture

Family and portrait photography

Virtual tour and 360 Photography

3D Concert videography

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“In Triple Engine we always do our best to sound great; Pete makes us look even better!”
Chris Gibbs - Triple Engine
"Pete Gardner has been shooting Silent Knight gigs for a few years now and he always produces something special. Pete has a great eye for detail and is an all round professional with a friendly and easy going attitude. It is always a pleasure to play for him & we look forward to seeing him in the crowd each time!"
Stuart McGill - Silent Knight