Peter Genheimer

North Branch, Minnesota
Bill Mittag

Peter Genheimer

I have been making art as far back as I can remember. I spent my childhood in Southern Africa where my parents recognized my passion for visual arts and encouraged me to develop as an artist. As a young man I moved to Minnesota to study and graduated in 1977 with a BA in Fine Art.
In 1979 I bought my first camera and was excited about the possibilities of using the medium to create images that were more than a record of time and place. I began exploring the use of line, shape, rhythm, repetition, movement and contrast to create photographic images that express a particular point of view and that draw viewers in emotionally. Throughout the photographic process I am constantly trying to distill what I see by eliminating distractions and leveraging design principles to create a cohesive image. I fondly refer to this process as “taking the noise out”.
I have made Minnesota my home for the past 35 years and along with the joyful demands of family and a love of the outdoors I continue to explore and grow on this journey.
I hope you can see my unique voice in these images and that they will draw you in to connect on a personal level.