Peter Thornton is a photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. He makes photographs as a way to explore mundane everyday occurrences and scenes to reveal something unseen. Through the use of large format cameras and unique prints he hopes to make beautiful objects, which depart from society’s cynical demeanour. This has been influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theatres and Seascapes, Michael Wesely’s photographs of New York and Richard Learoyd’s Day for Night.
His work was recently shown in the exhibition Counter Memory, at Grand Parade, Brighton. He studied MA Photography at the University of Brighton, graduated in 2017.
Here. Distant. Vanishing – Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, May 2018
Counter Memory – Grand Parade, Brighton, September 2016
Stigma – Newbury Cemetery Chapel, May-June 2016
Emergence – Brick Lane, London, June 2015
UCA Degree Show – UCA Farnham, May-June, 2015
Fin – Farnham Museum, December 2013
Vox Parva – Farhnam Vinyards, October 2013