The award winning photos by Peter Johannes have been published in numerous books, magazines and calendars both nationally and internationally. With an extensive education in Art, Peter brings to the world of photography a classic sense of composition and design, while retaining a feeling of immediacy coupled with a masterful use of photographic skill. His fine art series entitled “Images from Beyond the Lens” arouse a range of human emotion as he leads the viewer into images that are as easily felt as seen. The viewer enters a world previously undiscovered in two dimensions. His images delve into areas that are usually considered out of range for photography such as: Human Suffering, Religion, the Holocaust and the platitudes of the Human Mind itself. It is a profound journey of the heart, and a wonderment to the eyes. For thirty years he has photographed a changing world. His landscape photos range from high in the Rocky Mountains to coastal life in Maine, with detours to document Amish life in Pennsylvania and the ecosystems in the depths of the Everglades. His journey is a celebration of all that lives! Johannes’ signed and numbered images are found in collections throughout the world.
Peter Johannes began Ravenwood Studios in 1975. His Studies include: Federico Perrone Design Studios, Osprey Florida, Volks University, Amsterdam, Holland, Haystack School of Crafts, Van Gogh Museum Art School, Ringling School of Art and Design, and Long Boat Key Art Center. His two sons Adrian and Jordan both have a close tie to the photo business. Adrian is a studio technician and creative consultant as well as Marketing Director. Jordan serves as prop manager, chief lighting technician and Director of Public Relations. Together they exhibit at major fine art venues throughout the country as well as selected fine art galleries. For more than 25 years this small family business has been run by immediate family members.