Peter Beavis Photography
- SW15 2BT London
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people & lifestyle photographers
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Peter's photography is driven by the overarching central ethos: to capture the energy and spontaneity of his surroundings in a simple yet authentic manner. Peter draws influence from youth culture, particularly the freedom and expression of the surf / skating scenes and the cathartic energy of live music. Peter’s work is inspired through the observation and dedication of others. He has a ceaseless interest in those pushing themselves to the limit through their work. He’s captivated by those crafting something with their bare hands and is transfixed by those honing and perfecting their individualism. In short, Peter is obsessed with anyone for whom the sense of fun or adventure is a way of life.
Immersing himself fully in what he’s shooting affords Peter a unique closeness to his subject and provides him with an insider’s perspective, translating to a more authentic shot. Peter discovers and records the unconventional beauty, the whimsical and youthful fun in all that he observes. Bringing together his extensive knowledge of painting, illustration and street art, Peter has crafted an aesthetic of sun-tinged grittiness. Rejecting the tired and typical depiction of cultural stereotypes, Peter instills a fresh and contemporary edginess into his work. His style is bold and honest, unabashed in juxtaposing the brutal and vulnerable to create something curiously cutting-edge.
On set Peter’s energy and passion for his work is contagious. He is guided by a self-enforced principle of not asking his subjects to do something he wouldn’t do himself. This enables him to quickly put people at ease and build rapport leading to a more natural and cogent image.
Peter divides his time between London, New York, Cape Town and Costa Rica.
Peter Beavis Photography: Latest magazines
spotlight magazine Jun 2017 sport photography + motion
Peter Beavis' work perfectly encapsulates the intensity and energy of his subjects. Spurred by a natural sense of adventure, Peter immerses himself in every environment to create a sense of comradeship with his subjects. This affords unprecedented access and leads to his uniquely candid and visual storytelling style.
Recent work has taken Peter to New York where he has run Parkour across the city. While there, he shot hoops in The Cage in Greenwich Village and captured the ferocity of handball in Brooklyn. He also photographed runners in Rio for Nike and found himself taking to the BMX Vert ramp back in the UK. Each of these mini adventures has produced a fresh collection of striking pictures.
While every job holds a special place for Peter, his time in the Mentawai Islands with Alena Ehrenbold for Allianz Insurance sets itself apart as the ultimate gig, blending as it did his two personal passions of surfing and stunning imagery.