Peter Sills is first and foremost a keen observer of the world around us.

I was introduced to photography at a very young age and began teaching darkroom photography while still in my teens at summer camp in Maine.

While I shoot primarily for myself, I do take on the occasional event or commission. I enjoy photographing events which are different and/or challenging (anyone planning a traditional Indian Wedding with an elephant - call me).

Additionally, I truly enjoy both news and political photography, as I become immersed in the raw energy and chaos that they create. Some of my favorite shots are from past political conventions I have covered.

As you will see from my portfolio, the range of subjects that attract my eye, and thus my lens, is eclectic. One minute it may be a sky-scraper as seen from inside a Starbucks in Manhattan, or it might be a worker asleep in the noonday sun, and another could be a simple shadow and splash of light on a wall. All of these images hold the moment of beauty that I am trying to capture.

My photos often end up as signature art pieces, which I sell in limited production runs. Other photographs in my collection are also offered as "stock" photos to news, print and other media outlets. There are also others that are from events or commissions for clients who have a specific goal in mind.

Each image is individual and unique - here, then gone, but captured forever.

"Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand." - Margaret Bourke White


  • Democratic National Convention (Communications) Photographing the 2004 and 2008 Conventions
  • Syracuse University Press Cover for "Watching TV - Six Decades of American Television"
  • Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation of Greater Chicago Various Events and Promotional Photography
  • Contributor to Various News and Educational media outlets World-Wide


HyArt Gallery, Madison WI
Where I am a co-owner/partner and show my photographs on exhibition


Currently working on a photo book entitled, "Conventional Photography" encompassing much of my work on the 2004 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions.