Duncan Petrie

(b. 2001) is an American photographer, writer, and designer studying Marine & Natural History Photography at Falmouth University in the United Kingdom.

Using abstraction, spare and striking compositions, and only the best natural light, he simplifies landscapes. He creates photographs which emphasize subjective feeling over objective truth, capturing not what the camera sees, but what we see.

In 2020, he learned HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, to design and build this website from scratch. He spends his time between Falmouth, Cornwall, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up.

He can be reached via email, duncanpetrie1@gmail.com, or Instagram, @probablyduncan.


Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin GIS designer and photo specialist 2021

Intro Collective artist, writer, & website designer 2021

Bof Magazine featured artist & cover story A La Cart 2021

Ecelectic Magazine 3 time featured artist 2020

Life Magazine contriburing photographer 2020

NatureWatch nature documentary camera operator 2020

Washington Island Observer published photo essay Vulpes Vulpes 2020

British Conference of Undergraduate Research accepted thesis 2020

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2 gold & 5 silver keys, 6 hon. mentions 2019, 2018

Washington Island Observer annual photo contest award winner 2020, 2019, 2018

Falmouth University student representitive, lead student mentor 2020

University School of Milwaukee suma cum laude, english department senior award, scholar athlete award 2019

University School of Milwaukee summer camp photographer 2019

I won this really cool wooden spoon in a photo contest it isn't anything I should put on a cv but it's definitely the best thing I've won for a photo 2019