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Paul Peter’s personal work lets him wreak elegant violence on the images themselves. Read more below.
Paul Peter describes his personal work:
"My journey with photography started 14 years ago when I decided to grab an analog photography course at college. All the traditional techniques with work directly on prints and different paper probably had an impact on my current personal work.
"Through the paper and prints I try to express both the frustrations related to the cut throat nature of the fashion industry -- which becomes more competitive and draining -- and an examination of power relations and erotic exchange.
"Aiming to penetrate the surface of fashion imagery, the photographs are violently scarred, scratched, punctured, splattered with bodily fluids, or subjects are submerged in water. All of the work is treated in the same manner -- each of presented photographs marks two instants in time, contained and containing, the moment of the actual shot and the re-shot of the same image with a destructive gesture applied.
"Inspired by the aesthetics of the crime photography, conceptual performance art, and the surrealists' manifesto, in this work personal fears and desires are externalised and given visual form."
Paul Peter is a London-based fashion photographer and University of the Arts London Alumni. Published in numerous magazines, among others Attitude, Wonderland, Rollacoaster, Fucking Young!, C.A.P. 74024, Schon!, TUSH and Beton Paper. Clients include J.W.Anderson, KTZ and Nasir Mazhar.