The photographer of blacks, intense and deep blacks, Peter Coulson perfectly handles a striking style and minimalist decors. The white background if his studio, most of the time empty, (attention VF: permettent au lieu de permet) allows us to focus on the model, more specifically her eyes: the core of the image. Women are embedded as modern goddesses, with a fixed glance, unshakable. This rendering with a strong theatrical dimension arouses then a deliciously dramatical tension. The emotions, neatly processed, demonstrate a particular atmosphere. There isn't any exacerbated eroticism or sensuality in Peter's world. Women don't smile, they are pagan beauties, icy cold, young, virgins with emaciated faces, modern nymphs.
Peter Coulson currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he was born in 1961. Specialised in beauty, fashion and what he calls "fetishisized photography", his pictures combine sensuality, strength, mystery and elegance. When Peter photographies, (attention VF: manque une virgule) cracks are of the utmost importance: each space, shadow, nude space is an opportunity to tell a multitude of stories in one sole image.
His photography is influenced by artists such as Ansel Adams, Patrick Demarchelier, Irving Penn, Peter Lindbergh, ou Helmut Newton …In a unique setting, Peter tries to capture a story, a move or an emotion. His greatest victory: the viewer's fascination in front of that picture, his impossibility to break away.