The son of a British opera singer and a New York City dancer, Peter Buckingham learned to value and appreciate the creative arts as a child.
Peter got his start assisting legendary photographers Norman Jean Roy, Matthew Rolston, Wayne Maser, Max Vadukul, and Gilles Bensimon, and soon moved on to his own projects, shooting beauty and fashion editorial for ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Interview, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times, as well as campaigns for Gilt, L’Oreal, and CalypsoStBarths. Peter’s pictures are distinguished by meticulous use of color and space, and a keen sense of light and shadow. He explores the relationship between power and beauty, and captures the larger-than-life feeling of modern art.
Peter’s career has been distinguished by time spent in front of the camera, as well. He has appeared as a photographer on America’s Next Top Model; trained as a voiceover actor and represented by Wilhelmina, he has appeared in advertising for J. Crew and Peninsula Hotels, among other clients.
When he is not on set or in his studio in Lower Manhattan, you can find Peter sailing in Sag Harbor, or yacht racing around the world.