When I received my first camera from my grandfather at the age of 13, my passion for photography began. However, it wasn’t until a debilitating spinal condition ended my sales and marketing career, that I pursued photography as a full time career. As I recovered from surgery, I picked up my camera again. It gave me something to do and as I honed my skills, I found a renewed love for it.
Aside from photography, another passion of mine has always been music. So, it was a natural step for me to begin shooting musicians. I have loved capturing the explosive, primal feeling of a live show, as well as the charisma of performers such as Lorde, Bon Iver, The Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, and Florence and the Machine. I relished the challenge that each live show provided and I was good at it, gaining solid work and respect in the industry.
Animals have also always featured in my life and while on a month-long trip to Africa in the summer of 2015, I realised that my lifelong love of animals could translate to something more. The combination of my passions, photography, music and animals, came together in my personal project “Pet Rock”. I was excited about shooting pets as rock stars, with my aim to create the same sense of drama and energy in my photography of animals, as I am able to get from live music performances. As I explored this project, it became the inspiration for Tame & Wild Studio.
I am proud to have built partnerships with three not-for-profit organisations, Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, Sydney Wildlife and Wild2Free Kangaroo Sanctuary, that share the same values and philosophy around the care animals that I do.
At Tame & Wild Studio, I specialise in capturing the unique personality of all kinds of pets and animals. Our pets are in our lives for such a brief period of time and in that time, they become a very important part of our lives. Their unconditional and unequivocal love bonds them to their family. I celebrate the love your pet has for you, and you for them, by capturing portraits and creating artwork that you will be proud to display in your home.
I would love to be able to welcome you and your beloved pet to my studio.
Peter Sharp | Owner & Photographer | Tame & Wild Studio
AIPP NSW Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Illustrative Category | Finalist
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Print Handlers Award
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Gold Distinction Award
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Gold Awards
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Silver Distinction Award
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Awards
International Photographer of the Year | One:Shot Harmony | Honourable Mention
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 | Gold Award & Winner Nature - Pets Category
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 | Honourable Mention
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 2 x Silver Distinction Awards
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 1 x Silver Award
International Photographer of the Year | Honourable Mention
MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2017 | Silver Award
International Photography Lucie Awards | Honourable Mention
Australian Professional Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Distinction Awards
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Silver Distinction Award
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 2 x Silver Awards
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Bronze Award
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Pet/Animal Category | Finalist
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Silver Distinction Awards
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Silver Awards
Canon SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer of the Year
Wide Eyed Live Vol 2 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2015
Wide Eyed Live Vol 1 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2014