Peter is an FAA-licensed commercial drone pilot, interested in creative aerial photography projects focused on nature and our rural landscape, as seen from above
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.
Peter Bloch is a nationally known and respected woodturner who lives and works in New London, New Hampshire. His art revolves around seeing an ordinary log with new eyes. His craft involves revealing the art that’s hidden inside. Peter works with sections of the Aspen tree, which foresters call a “junk species.” He turns the wood on a lathe, coaxing it until a finely shaped lampshade emerges and – at the turn of a light switch – reveals its glorious woodgrain and colors.
Now Peter is looking at the land he knows with new eyes. With his drone he is capturing an entirely different view of the area surrounding his home: the rolling hillside, marshes and dense forests; the rushing, rising and receding waters of Kidder Brook; the ice as it forms and melts on Lake Sunapee. The images are other-worldly, filled with colors, patterns, visual sharpness and shadows that can only be seen from a few hundred feet in the air. In a very real sense, the airborne camera is a totally new medium for the skill he has honed as a woodworker. Both involve seeing with new eyes. And both are art.