About Peter Hasson

Peter is a Master Photographer with 2 Gold Bars from the AIPP. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
He is a very well respected in the Institute as a highly achieved Master Photographer as well as a past state Western Australian President & National Vice President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

Growing up in a rural environment, Peter’s passion for landscapes and photography developed at an early age. His earliest photographic memory begins beneath a threatening charcoal sky, his mother’s Box Brownie pressed firmly to his eye framing a hillside gravel road. Peter released the shutter and captured the intensity that only mother nature can muster the negative may be lost but the positive implications can now be witnessed some decades later.

From these humble beginnings Peter enrolled and excelled in photographic studies at Mt Lawley Tafe College in Perth, Western Australia before he could finish his studies he was invited to work with Barry Williams studio’s (formally Williams Gale Studio’s then Gale Force Studio’s) one of the elite commercial advertising studios in Perth, there he worked on major corporate campaigns for Wesfarmers, The Vines Resort, The Stock Exchange Plaza, Health Department WA, Channel 7, Argyle Diamonds to name a few.

Peter then started his own very diverse photographic business. He is very proficient in all aspects of photography from board rooms to high end brides and beyond the fine art of the landscape, combining a creative conceptual mind with precision like technical knowledge. Peters work can be seen in both the corporate and commercial market as well as throughout editorials, mining publications and reports within Australia and abroad.

Peter has worked on campaigns for a diverse range of clientele from Creative advertising agencies Brand One, Luminosity, Xstrata mining Australia, Ngarda civil mining services in conjunction with BHP Billiton & Rio Tinto, Leighton Contractors, Barminco mining  in conjunction with Western Areas mining, Zorzi Builders, Museo hair body & health, Gourmet Foods Australia, RGC Mineral Sands, producers of mineral sands products, to the Oka Motor Company, who manufacture rugged vehicles for the mining and tourism industries to name a few.

Peter is very experienced in aerial photography having worked many hours from helicopters & light aircraft for many companies one of which was Xstrata mining Australia, shooting the largest newly commissioned Vanadium Mine in the Southern Hemisphere.

Peter has had solo exhibitions with Monart Studio & Gallery in Dalkeith where he was exclusive to, he has also exhibited at the Stock Exchange Plaza and the Bankwest Tower along with all 5 of the Masters exhibitions including fellow master photographers  Anna Bombardieri, David Brittain, Janet Craig, Geoff Fisher, Angeline Hazebroek, Tony Hewitt, Greg Hocking, Nick Melidonis,Garry Sarre, Richard Syme, Lyn Whitfield-King & none other than Richard Woldendorp.

Peter Hasson was chosen along with a handful of Australia’s finest photographers to document the dawning of the new millennium, these photographs can be seen in a hardcover table book published through Random House entitled 1.1.2000.
Peter has traveled extensively throughout Western Australia, from as far as Augusta in the Deep South to Kalumburu Mission situated within the stunning Kimberly’s with the sole intent to record the unique elements that define the Australian landscape and its inhabitants.

For Peter there is not one ounce of luck involved in capturing images of this quality his uncanny sixth sense in both recognition and anticipation of weather patterns coupled with the redesign of elements within the frame transports natures unbridled mastery into a work of art.

Peter believes per-visualization holds the key. By realizing the finished product even before a single sheet of film is exposed, nothing is left to chance. “You make your own luck, by making the effort to put yourself in the right place at the right time.”

Each of Peter’s handcrafted prints are accompanied by a personally written biography. These revealing snippets chart the inspiration behind the photograph presented.
Technical information such as film stock, aperture and shutter speed are given as well as time of exposure, are all conveyed to the viewer.
All of which makes interesting reading providing a greater insight into Peter’s motivation to release the shutter.