Peter Pickering - Où les mots peignent et les images parlent - C'est moi.

The Alchemy of Imagination, Vision & Words

Peter Pickering's World of Creativity

Throughout my eclectic career, I've worn many hats—Imagineer, financier, photographer, and property developer, to name a few. But regardless of the title, the approach has been consistently unorthodox. Rather than stick to tried-and-true methods, I've always been drawn to alternative initiatives, the kinds of strategies that most wouldn't consider. From pioneering unique photography communities to reinventing the wheel in industries as disparate as pawnbroking, retail, finance, charities and real estate, my creativity has always been funnelled into groundbreaking strategies.

This isn't just about adapting to a rapidly evolving landscape; it's about setting the pace, challenging the status quo, and carving out new spaces where others see only barriers. These have been collaborative efforts, advisory roles or personal journeys of exploration and innovation, driven by my insatiable curiosity and audacious spirit.

Along the way, my unconventional methods have earned me labels ranging from 'innovative disruptor' to 'anarchic visionary.' While these tags may seem polarising, they reflect the daring spirit I bring to each of my ventures.

Peter Pickering, photographer, in studio, taking photo with Mamiya RZ67
Peter Pickering, photographer, in studio, taking photo with Mamiya RZ67

Capturing Life's Moments: A Photographic Odyssey

Enter my world captured through the lens of experience and passion. Here, each photograph aims to tell a story, a frozen moment that speaks volumes. My photography is a journey through time, capturing the essence of life's fleeting moments. From the raw, unfiltered energy of street photography to the refined grace of portrait and glamour shots, my camera is an extension of my vision, immortalising the world in its unique, ephemeral beauty.

Here, you'll find insights into the depth and diversity of my work, where every shot is more than just a picture—it's a narrative, a dialogue between the viewer and the scene. Venture into the inner pages for an in-depth exploration of my photographic journey. Uncover the stories and inspirations behind my unique approach to capturing life through the lens.

Read more about my photography and check out the numerous articles in my blog.

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Crafting Worlds: Unveiling the Essence of My Creative Sanctuary

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Welcome to the heart of my creative world, where words weave the fabric of imagination. Here, you'll discover a world shaped by a passion for crafting stories and content that resonate deeply with both the creator and the audience.

On occasion, I open the doors of this world to outside projects that spark a flame of interest or challenge me in new and exciting ways. These assignments are not sought out, but rather, they find their way to me—each one needing to pass through a filter of creativity and inspiration. If you believe your project has the unique essence that aligns with my passion, I invite you to apply, to share your vision and see if together, we can set sail on a collaborative journey.  READ MORE

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Welcome to my online sanctuaries for street photography enthusiasts and innovators. Let's talk about my Facebook groups, home to a staggering 375,000 members and counting. These groups are more than just virtual gathering spaces; they're dynamic hubs where beginners, hobbyists, and seasoned professionals come together to share their work, offer constructive critiques, and revel in the beauty of capturing life through a lens. With engaging themes ranging from "Cartier-Bresson Inspired" to "Urban Life in Colour," these communities have become a cornerstone in the world of online street photography forums, setting the bar high for quality interactions and skill enhancement.

Building Vibrant Street Photography Communities Beyond the Click

Unveiling History: Chronicles and Discoveries Through Peter Pickering's Websites

Camels at a public event in Aden, South Arabia
Camels at a public event in Aden, South Arabia

Aden - A Journey Through Time and Legacy

Dive into the enigmatic history of Aden, a region of compelling geopolitical significance. With an array of carefully curated articles, photographs, and primary source materials, this site serves as an irreplaceable resource for historians, researchers, and anyone keenly interested in understanding the tapestry of Aden's past.

Uncovering the Hidden Histories and Mysteries of Perim Island

Explore the forgotten story of Perim Island, an area often overlooked in mainstream historical discourse. With an ongoing commitment to delivering fresh insights and untold stories, this site fills a critical gap, offering an in-depth look at Perim's complex history and its role in shaping the Middle Eastern landscape.

Exploring the Significance. Why These Projects Matter

The purpose behind creating and maintaining these unique websites goes beyond mere historical documentation. They serve as living repositories, continually growing and adapting as new information surfaces. These platforms are not just websites; they are essential resources for anyone interested in these regions, providing an unparalleled depth of information you won't find anywhere else.

So, whether you're a researcher embarking on an academic journey, a history buff keen on expanding your knowledge, or just a curious soul looking to explore, you've come to the right place. Take your time to navigate through these online troves of information—your journey into the fascinating histories of Aden and Perim Island begins here.

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You have located the gateway of my personal pursuits in unearthing the rich, multi-layered histories of Aden and Perim Island. These two websites, built over many years and continually updated, stand as the world's only significant platforms exclusively dedicated to the history of these significant Middle Eastern locations.

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Me voici, pas juste la joie ou la tristesse, mais tout l'entre-deux, Un témoignage vivant de l'invisible, un rêveur toujours aussi passionné. Alors me voici debout, à bras ouverts et avec un cœur ouvert, Voilà, c'est moi, une œuvre d'art, l'art de la vie.

A Journey of Understanding and Acceptance: The Purpose of THIS Website

The raison d’être of my personal website is multi-faceted, deeply personal, and rooted in my life’s narrative, reflecting my experiences, philosophies, and struggles with neurodiversity. While it might seem self-indulgent in parts, its primary purpose is self-reflection and clarity. Documenting my journey helps me organise my thoughts and offers explanations, and perhaps apologies, to those whose lives I have touched. It also serves to connect with others who share similar experiences, fostering understanding and acceptance.

Also, my website is a platform for sharing the lighter moments and the humour in life. I do not seek sympathy; rather, I aim to highlight the resilience and joy found amidst challenges. By sharing both the serious and the humorous, I hope to present a balanced portrayal of life, encouraging others to find their own understanding and acceptance.

Additionally, my site is dedicated to sharing what I have learned in the realms of commerce and photography and my passion for automotive excellence. With six decades of experience in photography and a deep understanding of the business world, I offer insights, tips, and knowledge to those who are interested in these fields. This sharing of expertise is another way I hope to give back to the community and help others on their paths.

Creating and maintaining this site is not an act of vanity but a means of connecting, healing, and finding meaning. It is a space where I can be honest and vulnerable, inviting others to do the same. The website serves as a testament to the human experience, with all its complexities, joys, and sorrows. Through my stories, poems, and reflections, I seek to offer a window into my world, hoping that it resonates with and supports others on their own journeys.

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