From the filth and the fury to the elegant extravaganza, `Peter Gravelle', the many named photographer, has remained in the shadows of punk rock, low culture and high fashion, deflecting attention while steadily producing an epic body of iconic work. The Death of Photography is a tour de force, a high end art book showcasing forty years of the best punk, fashion and portraiture of Gravelle's career. Heavily stylised images are woven together with Gravelle's own fascinating recollections from a live lived in technicolour.
North American born, educated in Britain Peter Gravelle's photographic career spans nearly forty years. Through the early days of British Punk, fashion in Italy, advertising & portraiture in America and Japan and back to London where he currently resides . Advertising work includes clients Versace Couture, Levi's, Hino Trucks and more whilst editorial clients include Vogue Italia, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair whilst portrait commissions include Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Trudeau amongst others. The diversity of his work always seems to have a common thread, the search for the timeless image in all its simplicity. He has exhibited solely and in group shows in London, Berlin and Los Angeles and features as himself in Alan Parker's movie, " Who killed Nancy." His work is also in the permanent collections of both the National Gallery, London and M.O.M.A., New York City.