Peter Kemp is an absolutely fantastic photographer who builds visual stories out of fashionable life scenes. The photos that he takes are charged with glamour and mystery that gives the viewer a very particular feel.

He was kind enough to reveal some things about his life as an artist and not only, in an exclusive interview he gave for Pxleyes (Now moved to Grepless). This showcase is a tribute to Peter Kemp's work, presenting 45 of his masterpieces, along with the mentioned interview.

Keep in mind, the people in these photos are real people and not dummies! Let's get started!

Hello and welcome to the Pxleyes community. Please tell us who Peter Kemp is.

My name is Peter Kemp and I am a freelance photographer living in the Netherlands.

With my photowork I am trying to create story telling pictures with a smile.

In former days I loved to draw. But nowadays - with digital photography within reach - I got tools to fit in all details into my photo stories, which are running through my head all day.

Lolita
— Lolita —

Q: Your works of art are absolutely outstanding by the mood created and originality. Do you come up with the scenes ideas on your own or is there something that inspires you in a particular manner?

Thank you for your compliment. I see things in daily life and then all kind of ideas start running through my head. Then thy first steps to a new photoshoot concept is born. I have got too much ideas. More than I have time to realize... hahaha

Being born in 1960 the time between 30s to 70s got my interest. Vintage allows me to propose some glamorous and erotic touches into my pics.

Explosive Lady
— Explosive Lady —

First by trying to create " the old light" , which is well known by the Dutch Master painters like Johannes Vermeer. By the way I am living in the same place Vermeer he has lived and worked… in a town called Delft…

Secondly by asking my beautiful models to join me into my photo projects. They are a major factor in setting up my story telling pictures. Most of my models became my friends. They are not only good looking people, but – more important – they are beautiful inside. All credits to them…

The Perfect Dress
— The Perfect Dress —

Q: Do you use any post-editing software? If so, what is that?

I plan every detail and every step of my photoshoot. So working with Photoshop in post processing is important, but so is every other part of the process. Lighting is more important than production.

So I try to light it right in camera, then you just optimize the curves in post. My images are single shots captured in camera.

Something to Declare?
— Something to Declare? —

Q: Which do you consider to be the most important factor when creating your scenes?

Teamwork and careful preparation. With just a quick look, I try to create an attractive photo by using colors and scenery. But a deeper and longer look might open doors to other journeys.

In my scenes I like to focus on details. All details are thought of long before my camera clicks. It takes lots of preparation before everybody and everything is in place…

How? by talking and working together to my models, make-up artist, stylist and my photo companion Ron Meijer and Rudolf Vink. It is not the location, but the journey to it which creates the magic…

Living in a hurry...

The Waiting Room
— The Waiting Room —

Our life of nowadays is made of fast habits and attitudes.

With my photowork, I like to do the opposite. It is like a stopping by, a freeze in time. Trying to catch and captivate my viewers into "my world".

And hopefully people are able to create their own little story out of my picture… if they do...I reached my goal!

Plastic Surgery
— Plastic Surgery —

Q: Which is the very first advice that you would give to a photographer just starting out with the studio photography?

Create your own story from out of your own fantasy. Work with a team and use each others qualities. Don't be statisfied with 1 good picture, but push yourself to make at least 3 good pics in the your story... and "never" be satisfied with your own performance!

pxleyes.com wishes Peter the best of luck in his work and many more delightful pieces of art!

Pearls

Pearls
— Pearls —

Daria's Dress

Daria's Dress
— Daria's Dress —

Colorful Stranger

Colorful Stranger
— Colorful Stranger —

Broken MeMories

Broken MeMories
— Broken MeMories —

Got Y

Got Y
— Got Y —

LaDies

LaDies
— LaDies —

Russian Spy

Russian Spy
— Russian Spy —

TransFer

TransFer
— TransFer —

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
— Happy Easter —

Unbearable Lightness

Unbearable Lightness
— Unbearable Lightness —

FashioN

FashioN
— FashioN —

Playin Around

Playin Around
— Playin Around —

Out of Focus

Out of Focus
— Out of Focus —

Nude Photography

Nude Photography
— Nude Photography —

Oeps ... Who's There

Oeps ... Who's There
— Oeps ... Who's There —

High Tea

High Tea
— High Tea —

His Last Drink

His Last Drink
— His Last Drink —

What's on a Man's Mind

What's on a Man's Mind
— What's on a Man's Mind —

Mad at You

Mad at You
— Mad at You —

At Sigmunds

At Sigmunds
— At Sigmunds —

Trunks

Trunks
— Trunks —

The Box

The Box
— The Box —

Trombone

Trombone
— Trombone —

De Lach

De Lach
— De Lach —

The Rose

The Rose
— The Rose —

His Emperor's Wife

His Emperor's Wife
— His Emperor's Wife —

Her Mistress Feet

Her Mistress Feet
— Her Mistress Feet —

Broken

Broken
— Broken —

Cello

Cello
— Cello —

Fu... Them All

Fu... Them All
— Fu... Them All —

Octopussy

Octopussy
— Octopussy —

Stairs

Stairs
— Stairs —

Mirror

Mirror
— Mirror —

Posing

Posing
— Posing —

Sleep

Sleep
— Sleep —

82 ... My Best Friend

82 ... My Best Friend
— 82 ... My Best Friend —

Weird Structures

Weird Structures
— Weird Structures —

Out of Focus

Out of Focus
— Out of Focus —

For more amazing glamour photography, visit the Peter Kemp Official Website

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Incredible. Inspiring.

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Some of them are Tim Burton like…nice photos!

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stunning , just outstanding!!!!

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Like the way the background has remained the same so that the creative ideas have focused on the subjects. Nice work- Grant

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