Peter Stranks has been a Toronto based photographer for over thirty years. A Ryerson
University graduate, his assignments have taken him throughout North America and as far away
as Morocco. Stranks has worked on national advertising campaigns, magazine covers, and
editorial features, working most recently on advertising for the film industry with celebrities like
Steve Martin, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eugene Levy, Harvey Keitel, David Thewlis,
Marcia Gay Hardin, and Gina Rodriguez.
In 2008, he completed a highly successful one man show at OMAH, where one of his pieces was
acquired for the permanent collection. He revisited the gallery in 2017, and again in 2019, when
one of his pieces was selected for inclusion in the prestigious annual Franklin Carmichael
Canadian Landscape Exhibition.
In 2009, Stranks accepted a full time position as professor at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario
where he brought innovative and creative techniques in lighting and self-expression to a whole
new generation of shooters.
The excitement and joy of being a photographer has brought Stranks back to his true love, and
in 2018 he left teaching to devote his energies to shooting full time, shooting for various new
productions for Netflix, Crave, National Geographic, and CBS.