Featured: Pete Rosos
It’s not a virtue. It’s a matter of my choosing to do the work of somehow altering or getting free of my natural, hard-wired default setting, which is to be deeply and literally self-centered and to see and interpret everything through this lens of self.
David Foster Wallace
Pete Rosos is a freelance photographer based in Berkeley, California. Born in 1973 in Chicago, he spent most of the first half of his life detesting what he thought of as photography (posing in front of various backgrounds for stilted family photos to placate a pesky immigrant shutterbug grandmother). In his early twenties, Pete discovered the value of not only being able to express certain ontological complexities visually, but what it also means to see the world around him beyond his own perspective (ironically, his first camera was given to him by said grandmother).
The five collections seen here span roughly twenty years worth of photographic wandering and are just a summary of some of the diverse experiences that have left strong, unforgettable impressions on Pete. It’s these kinds of experiences, and the pursuit of them, that matter most.