Born in England, Harding has an academic degree in electrical engineering from Leicester Polytechnic, and he had a 35-year career with a US company. In 1995, he moved to Spartanburg from Canton, Ohio. After retiring, he returned to his love of nature photography and is a member of the Carolina Nature Photographers Association.
In Harding’s artist’s statement, he said: “ Growing up in England my mother would take me for walks across the local fields and tell me about all of the wild flowers, birds, insects, and wildlife we would chance upon. I marveled at the wonders that might be found on a blade of grass or under a petal or leaf, in a tree top or flying through the blue sky, and as I grew up and began to travel and hike across the UK I fell in love with the majestic landscapes there.
“This is the inspiration for my photography, the desire to bring all the splendor and majesty of nature back from wherever I travel. I aspire to capture nature in unique ways that will lead the viewer into a world of nature that they may not have experienced before. All of my photographs are taken digitally and are minimally edited as I strive to bring nature to the viewer as it really is.”
Harding’s website is PeterHardingPhotography.com