"I fell in love with Burning Man co-founder Will Roger’s vision for this 3,800-acre parcel of land located just ten miles from the Black Rock desert. Imagine a utopian laboratory for experimenting with energy, environmentalism, and new models of shelter and community." - Chip Connely
An short film documenting the dynamic relationship of inspiration, creativity and love between Crimson Rose and Will Roger Peterson.
Will Roger Peterson uses a Nikon F-4 and Leica M-4 with normal lenses and Tri-X and T-max 400 film. Peterson brings black-and-white stills to life with an intense motion effect, created by using a one-second exposure, and strobe and spot lights while the subjects move. While erotic in the fact that his subjects are nude, the gesture and movement in the photos augment the expression of sexuality. And while the images contain little identity, they are filled with expression -- some dream like, some grotesque, all unusually titillating.
Fresh off a three and a half week run last month at Las Vegas' Sin City Gallery, Provocative Portraits by Will Roger Peterson is featured in Reno Tahoe Tonight magazine in an exclusive interview. Peterson's Portraits challenge and engage the viewer through balletically collaborative still to live studies that employ photographic techniques that dramatically capture movement and gesture in his subjects, while conveying an emotional compendium of eroticism, euphoria, danger, freedom, whimsy.