Peters is known for his seductive, sensual approach
through his camera lens,
while creating images of classics, recapturing “Hollywood
glamour”, and using his knowledge of the light to his
“Light is glamorous”, says Vincent.
Vincent's career began in humble beginnings wanting to
follow his passion of art and the opportunity to become
a fashion photographer using his girlfriend as part of
his portfolio. Vincent’s passion took him around
the world for that one “big break”, and it landed him a
fashion ad that would change his whole career.
Vincent has done work for editorials: French
Vogue, L’ Uomo, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, GQ, and
Face magazine, also clients: Miu Miu, Hermes, Yves Saint
Laurent, and Celine, and photographed celebrities:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, David Beckham, and
Hillary Swank, to name a few.
I had the opportunity to ask Fashion
Photographer Vincent Peters a few brief questions about
his life, how he views his work, and if he has any
advice for aspiring fashion photographers.
Model: Actress Leighton Meesters
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
I know that you have been in the industry for some years
now, but how long have you been a fashion photographer?
Peters: I started around 11 yrs ago
- I used to try the art world before and did expos in
galleries but I never liked the ' art scene ‘....
EFM: Can you tell me a little
about your journey as a photographer from when you began
Very difficult to cut 20yrs in a few lines. I
started as an assistant in
because I was waiting for a place in
I got impatient and decided to move to
New York, then
waited - I have too many memories to reduce it to a
solid phrase, but I stayed a few more years and then
went to Paris.
While living there I did exhibitions. When I needed
money, I took pictures of my girlfriend, and
shortly following, I met Giovanni Testino and shot the “Miu
Miu” advertising. I moved to
worked for the 'face ' and suddenly I was deep into the
business. "I don’t think that’s the best way to
remember it all."
Model: Isabelli Fontana
Model: Isabelli Fontana
Model: Isabelli Fontana (German Vogue)
EFM: Where do you now reside?
I live in
which usually needs a long explanation that I am not the
party guy and that it’s actually a beautiful place and
10 month a year a very quiet island...
EFM: Do you have a favorite
camera you like to use, if so what is it?
I shoot everything on a Mamyia 6x7 - never used
anything else - I don’t do digital I really don’t like
EFM: When I view your work I
see pure sensuality; you capture true beauty. How
would you describe your style as a photographer?
I think to describe your style is like to describe
yourself almost uncomfortable and revealing in a way
personal - I rather find out about myself looking at my
pictures or people tell me about it... when u say " pure
sensuality think... "Ah ... well is that me? I
guess... “The beauty is that we look in a mirror every
time we take a picture, and still see someone else every
La Perla advertising
EFM: What advice can you give
to aspiring fashion photographers?
Changing the profession as much as the difference of
being a army pilot or a British airways pilot, the
business or requirements are very heavy on every
production and all we do is commissioned work so there
is the ambition to shine some personality through the
work. I think the work today become too technical and
finally the vision of the woman or rather person we
shoot is after all the only true definitive style
someone has. I think every great photographer defines
his own idea of people and that defines his pictures and
Interview by Rochell “E” James