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About

Hi, I am Peter.

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 I found a renewed love for it as I honed my skills.

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, aiming to create the same sense of drama and energy in my photography of animals, as I can 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 HomeSydney 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

Peter Sharp Ambassador for Godox & SDCH

Awards

2020

Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards | Volunteer of the Year | Finalist
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Third Place | Advertising
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Honourable Mention
RISE International Photography Awards | Finalist
RISE International Photography Awards | 8 x Silver Awards
RISE International Photography Awards | 1 x Bronze Award
WPPI | First Half | 4 x Silver Awards
WPPI | Second Half | Silver Award
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 5 x Silver Awards
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 9 x Bronze Awards
Australian Small Business Champion Awards | Finalist
International Photography Lucie Awards | 4 x Honourable Mentions
International Photographer of the Year | One-Shot: Movement | Honourable Mention
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 2 x Silver Distinction Award
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | Silver Award

2019

WPPI | Second Half | Third Place | Commercial
WPPI | Second Half | 3 x Silver Awards
The Portrait Conference | Top 30 Finalist
The Portrait Conference | 5 x Silver Awards
Australian Photography Awards | Finalist & Highly Commended x 2 | Wildlife
Australian Photography Awards | Finalist & Highly Commended x 5 | Open & Illustrative
Australian Small Business Champion Awards | Finalist
AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards | Silver Distinction Award
AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Awards
RISE International Photography Awards | Pet/Animal Category | Finalist
RISE International Photography Awards | 7 x Silver Awards
RISE International Photography Awards | 4 x Bronze Awards
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Pet/Animal Category | Finalist
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Gold Award
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Distinction Awards
AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 6 x Silver Awards
WPPI | Associate of Photography Accreditation
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | Pet/Animal | Third Place
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 1 x Silver Distinction Award
WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 4 x Silver Awards
Northern Beaches Local Business Awards | Finalist
SWPP | 20×16″ Illustrative Photographer of the Year | Second Place
SWPP | 20×16″ The Natural World Photographer of the Year | Third Place

2018

AIPP NSW Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year
International Photography Lucie Awards | 2 x Honourable Mentions
AIPP | Associate of Photography Accreditation
Australian Professional Photography Awards | Pet & Animal Category | Finalist
Australian Professional Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Distinction Awards
Australian Professional Photography Awards | Silver Award
St George | Community Volunteer Achievement Award
The Portrait Competition | Finalist
The Portrait Competition | 6 x Silver Awards
The Portrait Competition | 4 x Bronze Awards
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
NZIPP | Master of Photography Accreditation
NZIPP | Associate of Photography Accreditation
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Gold Award
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Silver with Distinction Award
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Awards
NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 4 x Bronze Awards
Northern Beaches Local Business Awards | Finalist
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Honourable Mention
International Photographer of the Year | One: Shot Harmony | Honourable Mention

2017

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

2016

Canon SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer of the Year

Seen & Heard

Godox Facebook & Youtube Live Interview
Interview with Michelle Grace Hunder
The Daily Telegraph | Wombat Wanda’s Amazing Recovery
QLD Times | Ten books recommended by your bookshop
Conversations with Richard Fidler
Canon Australia | No One Sees It Like Peter Sharp
The Weekend Australian Magazine | Lost but Found Feature
The Daily Edition
Australian Photography | Lost but Found Feature
Apple News | Spotlight Feature Story
Good Weekend Magazine | ‘It’s really rewarding…’
2SER | Drive Interview
The Daily Mail | Lost but Found
The Age | A Lost Cause
Capture Magazine | Lost but Found
Lyka x Tame & Wild Studio | Meet Betty White
The Good Life | Interview with Ann Creber
The Courier Mail | Lost but Found
Capture Magazine | The Annual 2019
The Healthy Dog Pod
‘A Night at the Museum’ Exhibition | July 2019
Channel Nine Today | ‘Lending a Helping Paw’
BBC NEWS | ‘The rock band manager…’
Paw-some Win for Animal Photographer
Pittwater Online News | Profile of the Week
Canon’s Best Pro Photos of 2017
The Daily Telegraph | ‘Jingle all the Stray’
#SNAPSYDNEY | 2017
Bring Your Pet to Sun Day | 2017
Canon Australia Pro | Instagram Takeover
Battle of the Buffalo
Canon Lab | Imagination | 2016
Wide Eyed Live Vol 2 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2015
Wide Eyed Live Vol 1 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2014

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