Peter Goldfield

Peter Goldfield, Duckspool

Peter Goldfield, Duckspool, Somerset.
June 5, 1998

Just heard the sad news that my friend, and a valued photographer, beloved educator, and all round good soul passed away. We will miss you, and I thank you and those around you for all the good work you did at Duckspool.

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8 Comments

  1. Martyn Greenhalgh February 13, 2009 at 6:12 AM

    It is indeed a sad news for his friends and anyone who has been touched by Peter and the Duckspool effect. Thankyou Peter.

  2. Peter will be missed, I have fond memories of Peter, and the time I spent with you both at Duckspool in 2000.

  3. Antony Selkus March 1, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    My dearest cousin who was really more like a brother & is already sorely missed by all who knew & loved him.
    Rest in Peace cus.
    Antony

  4. I attended the funeral; it was standing room only.
    Peter and Sue made a huge difference to photography in Britain; and he was never precious about analogue vs digital.

    I will miss him terribly.

  5. So many memories of many different times…Buying paper as a student – the long journey to Muswell Hill..Helping out on saturdays at Goldfinger. having a show at the Fingerprints gallery.Seeing his creative work at Camden Arts Centre. His positive energy, and sense of fun, despite everything, ill health, Thatcher’s Britain, et al. Teaching many zone system workshops at Paul Hill’s – his theme for an early spring workshop: snowdrops being ‘sad’ as they are a sign of the death of winter – Peter quoting DH Lawrence.His performance of ‘Standing on the Beach at Cambridge'(Adrian Mitchell’s poem) before showing his Fenland series, electrifying the room. Teaching with him at St. Martins and seeing him engage with every kind of student..Lastly surprising him at a pharmacy in Somerset after Sue suggested I stayed over one trip passing through.As ever a big welcome and hospitality.Wishing I had kept in better touch. A remarkable person. Thanks Pradip for this forum..another Peter

  6. Still missing him big time but he lives on in his legacy to all who knew him. It was on a Duckspool workshop when I first met you Pradip and we went to Wookey Hole. I bought a jug in an antique shop there with the inscription “Life has many shadows but ’tis the sunshine that makes ’em”

  7. Ingrid!! So good to hear from you. I so clearly remember the trip to Wookey Hole. Post coming up soon of a photograph I made there. Just for you.

  8. Peter and I were at Brighton School of Pharmacy from 1965-68. He was a very cheerful person and much liked in the class. Very nice fellow indeed.

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