Peter L Barbe is a street photographer based in London.
“Londoners” is a photography project started in 2011 by Peter. It was definitely not a unique project but it was a project that was unique to him at that time.
“ I’ve heard this misconception about Londoners that they are rude and cold. As a foreigner I’ve fallen in love with this great city and I refuse to believe that, so I embarked on this journey to photograph random people on the streets of London. This project only confirmed that the misconception is simply not true.” - Peter L Barbe
Peter L Barbe was born and raised in Seychelles. He has now lived in London UK for the past 15 years. Photography is one of his creative outlets. He studied art at the college of art in Seychelles and his favourite subject is people. You can catch him roaming around London with his Fujix100 stopping strangers on the streets.
When he’s taking a break you can catch him enjoying one of his favourite habits - coffee.
His work consists mainly of street portraiture and some candid style street photography. Peter said that unintentionally fashion and colour plays big role in his images. His work mostly captures someone who stands out from the crowd. He loves this quote “ I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. Elijah Wood
Peter’s day job is commercial skipper on the river Thames - driving ribs. His day job inspired his new photography project called “working on the river Thames”. The project documents people working on the river and pays homage to both old and new generation working on the Thames.The project will eventually be turned into a self published book which will be followed by exhibitions.