Peter Evans has been a keen photographer since he was eleven years old. At the age of 28, after almost eight years of business management with a FTSE-30 company in the UK, he quit his day job and set up as a full-time freelance photographer.
Pete (as he prefers to be called) has diverse photographic experience. At one end of the scale he has photographed Miss United Kingdom, Miss France, Miss Europe and Miss World whilst, at the other, he has produced a four metre wide landscape, photographed from a two-seat aircraft using a view-camera and 7"x 5" sheet film. He has also photographed Prince Charles (as an accredited photographer accompanying HRH on a tour of Wales).
Over the years Pete's photographs have appeared in numerous 'Glossies', in catalogues and brochures, on advertising posters and product packaging, on boardroom and CEO office walls, on calendars and postcards, in British national and provincial newspapers, and in various French publications.
Although having now 'eased down a gear' he is still a 'photographer on-call' in southwest France for Associated Newspapers, London. He has recently completed a commission for the Seward Johnson Atelier, following another for a book on the history of the Latour-Marliac water-lily nursery and its connection with Claude Monet. That book is available from all good booksellers worldwide : ISBN: 9781870673839
Now based for the most part in southwest France, Pete and his artist partner, Jill Fellows, host photography and painting holidays at Painting-Photography-France.com where Pete passes on his knowledge and experience to others. When Rick Stein visited the area to make his BBC TV series 'A French Odyssey' Pete was asked to help with the filming.
Pete is currently working on a series of photographs which portray Bordeaux as the City of Youth and Fashion. The images bring to life the beauty of Bordeaux in a non-traditional way by using the beauty of the old city centre's architecture as a backdrop for representations of modern-day beauty, youth, vitality and fashion. The series is a collaboration with ESMOD college of fashion, France.
He is also working on a new project to produce a book of black and white photographs entitled 'Sense and Sensuality'. The book will pay 'un petit hommage' to Helmut Newton, one of Pete's influences.
Images from all three projects are available for purchase in the galleries here.