Bradley Peters Strikes a Balance Between Spontaneous and Calculated

 - Sep 9, 2011
References: bradleypeters & booooooom
The photographs of Bradley Peters raise nothing but questions to the intrigued viewer, who can't help but wonder how candid these perfectly timed snapshots really are. Each photo tells a strange and subjective story of accidents, blunders and failures that are familiar yet peculiar. While the photos are uncontrived in nature, it is difficult to imagine a lens so visionary and calculated that it would capture such incidents time and time again.

This is where Peters' vision comes into play. Claiming that his generation may have been the last to have "believed in any form of photographic truth," he remarks that "people are now surprised if they find out an image hasn't been altered in some way." Not only is he right, but through staged color narrative photography, he hopes to evaluate the relationship between spontaneity and theatricality and highlight unplanned meaning that stretches beyond his ideas and imagination.

Implications - In the digital age, art and photography that is untouched and unedited is a rare commodity. Consumers often desire pieces that are handcrafted, and as this genre of art becomes more rare, appreciation for the artist's commitment to their craft greatly increases.