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) and the actress Julie Christie (as a friend).
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 to supply the photographs for a book on the history of the Latour-Marliac water-lily nursery and its connection with Claude Monet. The book was published worldwide in November 2015 and is available from your regional Amazon store and from all other good booksellers worldwide - simply search for : 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.
On a personal note, Pete is currently working on a series of photographs which portray Bordeaux as the City of Youth and Fashion. The images will 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 France and will be published in a book which will be available from book retailers and from this website.
He has also just begun work on a new project - 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.
Signed prints from all three projects are available for purchase here
Pete counts amongst his other influences such photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Don McCullin, Jeanloup Sieff, David Bailey, Terry O'Neil and Brian Duffy.