Peter FUNCH c/o EMEIS DEUBEL spent the lockdown in Bormes-les-Mimosas on the Mediterranean coast in the South of France. The result is a meditative series entitled ‘Confinement Privilégié’, the visual soundtrack for the time the photographer spent in quarantine with his family.
By the way, Bormes-les-Mimosas is the starting point of the Route du Mimosa, a tourist route extending 130 kilometers along the Côte d’Azur to Grasse. Napoléon III brought mimosa trees back from his military campaigns in Mexico with him in 1867 and ordered their cultivation in Bormes.
Peter, who studied photo journalism in Denmark, sees photography as a tool for satisfying a deep curiosity about the world around him. He likes the reliability and trustworthiness of working in a documentary style and loves to dive in deep on a project. Take his award-winning series “42nd and Vanderbilt”, for which Peter photographed a New York street corner again and again over the course of nine years. This almost scientific approach enabled him to capture how anonymous individuals subtly aged and changed with the passage of time. Based in Berlin, he works in all corners of the globe for editorial and advertising clients alike, combining his technical perfection with a touch of Nordic calmness and dry humor.