Born in Bremen, Germany, in 1969 Peters moved to New York City at the age of twenty to work as a photographer’s assistant. After returning to Europe in 1995, he worked for various art galleries and on personal projects. In 1999 he began his career at Giovanni Testino’s agency as a fashion photographer.
Over the last quarter century, Peters’s cinematic style, seeing women as actresses rather than models got him cover stories worldwide with the most renowned magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Numero and Harper’s Bazaar, and defined fashion campaigns from Dior to Hugo Boss to Yves Saint Laurent. One of the most sought-after portrait and fashion photographers, Peters’s prints also have a significant following in the fine art market.
Peters’s photographs are defined by their precision, love for detail, and an exquisite lighting that lifts his images beyond fast-moving trends into something timeless and iconic. With an aesthetic reminiscent of Jeanloup Sieff or Herb Ritts, Peters manages to capture even the most photographed of faces — whether Scarlett Johansson, Monica Bellucci, or Penélope Cruz — with previously unseen nuance, creating a new sense of intimacy with each subject.