Description This photo was taken at the Latour-Marliac water-lily nursery at Temple-sur-Lot in the Lot-et-Garonne in southwest France. The nursery was founded in 1875 by Joeseph Latour-Marliac and it was from here that Claude Monet ordered the water-lilies for his garden at Giverny. The photo has had no digital manipulation. The red comes from a large rose tree at the end of the lily bed and the effect on the water was created by a breeze.
Peter Evans, Lagruere, France Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Peter Evans began working as a full-time freelance photographer in the UK in 1973 and although having now 'eased down a gear' he is still the 'photographer on-call' in southwest France for Associated Newspapers, London. He has been 'behind a camera' since the age of 11
Pete (as he prefers to be called) has diverse photographic experience. At one end of the scale he has photographed numerous models and beauty queens (including Miss Wales, Miss United Kingdom, Miss France, Miss Europe and Miss World) whilst, at the other, he has produced a four metre wide landscape, photographed from a two-seat aircraft using a view-camera and 7'x 5' sheet film. He has also photographed Prince Charles (as an accredited photographer) and Julie Christie (as a friend).
Pete now hosts one week photographic holidays at the home he shares with his partner Jill, an artist specialising in water-colours who takes care of the painting and drawing side of their business at www.painting-photography-france.com