About Peter Collins


Born and raised in England, Peter had a varied and exciting journey before he came to North America. He joined the army at a young age and trained and went on to race at a high level in cross country skiing.  Over the years he has been involved in outdoor adventure in many forms including the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge.  He instructed, guided, coached and competed in many sports throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America... and always with a camera in his hand. He moved to Canada in 1999 and is now based in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies where he find his inspiration in his everyday life and nature around him.  

Travelling around the world and capturing moments from high-level events such as the Winter Olympic Games and various World Cup events, Peter Collins is driven by the passion of excitement, speed, skill, and emotional perseverance of human development. Defining split-second moments between athletes and the environment, Peter has been able to emotionally connect the audience with the most intense moments of endurance sports throughout cross-country skiing, alpine ski racing, mountain biking, climbing and more.

Peter also holds the ability to capture the subtlest beauty in human form while creating a story beyond what the eye can see. He is fascinated by the human element and his pictures speak for themselves. His sensibility to the world around him bring his work to a higher level. 

"I've always been fascinated by light. Whether it's the early morning light high in the mountains or just a beam of light bouncing through a dirty window. It has always seemed logical to me to have a camera in my hand and follow that magical quality. I have been fortunate to have been trained by some of the best photographers in the world. These include : Joe McNally, Robert Maxwell, Matthew Jordan Smith, Kurt Markus and Jimmy Chin. I continue to love photography in all its forms. And I continue to follow the light."

His travels have included shooting in the high Arctic, the Himalayas, Iceland, Malawi and all around North America and Europe while working with leading brands. world class athletes and top models.

His work appears in print media, web and social media campaigns and he is comfortable working across a range of different channels.