About This Website: This is a work in progress, so please check back periodically. In July of 2016, after a lifetime of shooting pictures, I created pajphoto.com to display my work. As of this writing, I have barely scratched the surface of my image archives, much of which is in film and slide form. However, by uploading to this website what was within easy reach here on my desk, I hope to display enough interesting images to entertain you, and perhaps to get you thinking!
Clicking on “Galleries” above will take you to groups of images categorized by subjects which have intrigued me in my life. Each image therein may not be awesome in itself, but when viewed all together they tell the Gallery’s “story.” Clicking on “Mediums” above will take you to my projects area where you will see more detailed work, such as “Frost on my Windows,” a subject which I am currently passionate about. By clicking on “Quarterly Updates” you can view a medium which I have put considerable energy into the past 10 years. These updates are my version of a blog – not incessant and breathlessly immediate, but rather published steadily over the years, at a much lower frequency, and as reflective storytelling.
About me: My personal quest is to be at the right places at the right moments to experience the world’s wonders. Whether those moments are the miraculous birth of a child, the formation of a rainbow, the artful interplay of light and architecture, a fleeting expression on a transcendently beautiful face, a glorious sunrise, a spectacular sunset, frost silently forming out of thin air, or the climactic result of human endeavor, I want to hear and see and feel it all! My professional mission is to capture those special moments of wonder as impactful photographic images, and to share them – to educate, to entertain, and to inspire.
In this self-portrait, I am purposefully in the right place at the right time, alone at the top of the world, exalting a glorious sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
My wife, Rizona, and I met in Kathmandu in 1972, and were married shortly thereafter in northeast India. She is my constant companion, my muse, the figure used for scale in many photos, the canvas I paint with color and shadows, and my favorite swimsuit model. We have had very full lives together, including professional careers. Our children are grownups now, and we travel as much as we can. We have a home named “Orina Cottage” in Meghalaya, India, and a small farm named “CloverCroft” in New Hampshire, USA.
About Photography: For many years I practiced a particular form of photography where I calmed my breathing and was totally focused on my subject and in the moment, capturing images of such seemingly mundane things as a floating leaf, a dewdrop, patterns in beach sand, rusting furniture, or cracks in the pavement. I found it relaxing and pleasing. Until recently, I did it without knowing this activity has a name – it’s formal name is Miksang, or contemplative photography – I just did it naturally! You will see some of the results in my Galleries. I highly recommend this healthful mind-body exercise. You don’t need fancy equipment, nor do you need an audience for your images. All you need is some quiet time!
Thank you for visiting and send me an email with comments!
Peter Andrew Jeschke (PAJ)