Pete Tachauer’s journey as a street photographer is nothing short of inspirational.
Pete is an English retired Detective Superintendent. He took up street photography after retirement, but his history as a detective gives him an eye for subtle details. That skill is quite obvious in his work and, while Pete knows people, many of his street shots feature cityscapes and impressive architecture as their main point of interest. In fact, several of Pete’s cityscape shots were chosen to decorate the walls of an important banking center in his hometown.
What makes Pete’s success as a photographer so impressive? For several years he has been battling Parkinson’s disease, which is no walk in the park for photographers. Amazingly enough, Pete has refused to let the involuntary tremors associated with his disease get in the way of his passion for street photography and has grown into an amazing photographer. Pete gives thanks to the gods of tripods and image stability systems with a smile on his face. His positive attitude in the face of serious challenges is an excellent example and an inspiration for street photographers all over the world.
To hear our conversation with Pete and find out more about his techniques, struggles and how he overcomes them, click the audio player below.
A Selection of Pete’s Photos
- Ricoh GRX
- Zeiss 21mm lens
Pete’s Recent Publications
- Essex Life Magazine, May 2014
Pete’s Shows and Events
- Beecroft Gallery, Essex, UK-December 20, 2014 through March 20, 2015