Peter Brian Klein was born, raised, and educated in Arizona. Falling in love with photography at a young age, he knew that it would be life long journey of learning and exploration of the photographic process. With an initial education using film and darkroom printing Klein has always been fond of the tangible process of using chemistry and experimentation to create art from a latent image.
The aesthetic vision of Peter Brian Klein is primarily expressed through the use of 35mm film. His attempt to create surreal traditionally printed photographic montages is inspired by master printmakers like Jerry Uelsmann and Scott Mutter. The subject matter used by Klein often varies as his perspective may shift from natural to architectural and even avant-garde imagery.
Finding solace in the confines of a darkroom, Klein has used many types of films and formats over the past three decades, though he prefers the look and feel of Kodak’s infrared film to convey the essence and beauty of the black and white imagery he is attempting to capture. Taking particular care to avoid being labeled a purist, however, Klein feels that whether the process uses digital or traditional means, focus on the image itself must not be lost. He feels that art is a communicative device that should convey, and even at times, create emotion.