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Peter Ydeen is primarily an Urban Landscape photographer currently living in Easton Pennsylvania, working in New York City and often traveling abroad. He works within the now established tenet of Urban Landscape Photography which celebrates the complexity and beauty of the mundane world. As the work progresses it has been taking on a more romantic quality, which uses the typical and ordinary as an impetus, but then adapting more ethereal qualities. His work looks for inspiration in the poetics of George Tice, the playful lyricism of Paul Klee, the eccentric energy or Charles Burchfield, all trying to set themselves within the romantic setting of an E.T.A. Hoffman tale.

Peter Ydeen studied painting and sculpture at Virginia Tech, under Ray Kass, (BA), Brooklyn College under Alan D'Arcangelo and Robert Henry, (MFA Fellowship) and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with visiting artists, Francesco Clemente, Judy Pfaff, William Wegman, Mark Di Suvero and others.

After studies, Peter made his way in a variety of jobs, including set construction, lighting, illustrations, architectural modeling working in architecture, stage, advertising and film. Later, after marrying his wife Mei li, they opened a gallery in New York City selling African, Chinese and Tibetan sculpture.

Over the last several years Peter has concentrated on photography where he is able to use the many years spent learning to see.


Vogue Couture - Paris, Pennsylvania



After Hours Fashions

Small Hours

A Lonely Pill Car

I Want to BE a Bike

Bags and Brambles

Underpass in Dark Pastels

Burger King Rising

Williams and Fourth


Allentown Merchant

Tree eats Mall

Why am I Round

Castle Mart

A Big House with a Broken Awning

A-Treat and a Bus Stop

ICE and a plum tomato

Its a Nice Night for a Picnic

Star Auto

Gate 4

Mario's House

I want a Yellow House and a White Picket Fence

The House on the Hill

Crapped Out Again

Hoops Out Back

Its a Green World Out There

Midnight Moonlight Uhaul

Forever Youngs - Fuente de la vida eterna

Pink Line