About Thom Peters
I am an internationally published and exhibited photographer specializing in Fine Art nudes.
I concentrate on creating photographs which show the beauty of the human body through creation of fine art nudes. My aim is to create beautiful images using light and shadow against the lines, angles, and curves of the human form.
The following statement sums up what I believe:
"Because the skin reflects light in ways that clothes don't, because the human body is an incredible thing with curves and sinews and details that few man-made objects can dream of, because it is simple and complex at once, because it can be powerful, vulnerable, sexy and disarming simultaneously, because all you need is a camera, light and a body and you can create the most beautiful images in the world".
If I have chosen the female form in particular, it is because beauty has been debased and exploited in our sensual twentieth century. We seem to have a need to turn innocent nature into evil ugliness be the twist of the mind. Woman has been target of much that is sordid and cheap, especially in photography. To raise, to elevate, to endorse with timeless reverence the image of woman, has been my mission – the reason for my work.
Ruth Bernhard, Views on nudes by Bill Jay