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I'm not much of a journal writer, but I suppose I should write at least one now shouldn't I? I've gone from having about four watchers to quite a few more, and it suddenly feels necessary.

The reason for this is because of my recent Daily Deviation!

Inner Confrontation

My portrait of my dear friend Ashleigh entitled Inner Confrontation has received precisely 300 favourites and 3300+ views! Along with over 200 comments (half were mine saying thanks lol) and I'm now just on the tip of 3000 pageviews. I thought maybe I'd write this when I got to the three 3's but once it hit 300 favourites it was enough. Besides, maybe I won't get 8 more pageviews!

They used to be pretty slow. Something snowballed.


This shot (taken at Boondall Wetlands and named Think) went from just 1 favourite in 7 months to a steady incline of favourites in the last 2 months to reach 40. I was always amazed to come home and find more messages. Now it almost seems insignificant compared to 300, but it's nice to receive any favourites and that many for a work that wasn't on the front page is a bonus.

As I undertake my final year project and struggle to decide upon which path I should follow, I have found myself sitting back and reflecting on how my work can affect others. Since loosely resolving that I should head in the direction my ideas and impulses pull me, I have backpedaled to realise these feelings are perhaps just immediate and not ultimate.

To reference the titles of the two artworks I mentioned previously: the reason I create art is to make people think and confront their inner selves.

How I define the photographic portrait: A single moment of a person's existence captured forever so that we can study it in an attempt to see further into their soul. A resolution matters little. It's what we learn about human nature and ourselves along the way which makes sharing this moment worthwhile.

Therefore, I have decided portraiture is the direction in which I wish to head. I have worried my approach to portraits is more in the moment and perhaps too distant from concept... That maybe it is too spontaneous in contrast to the many ideas I have wanted to concretely bring together. Does this not, however, also help to make it malleable and more about the moment? I keep thinking the fires burning inside me need to come out at any cost, when conversely, it could be more helpful for me and for others to hold up a familiar mirror of us all, rather than construct a theatrical scene.

So I must seek out people and continue to find these moments. The real and not the mask projection, the meaningful and not the superficial. I want to know about you, I want to find myself in you and I want others to become you.

Thanks to everyone for their support!


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Peter J Wilson
Artist | Professional | Photography
Current Residence: Brisbane
Print preference: Real...darkroom, drawn, oiled.
Favourite genre of music: Alternative
Favourite style of art: Traditional Photographic


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SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Photographer
:wave:I featured your deviation here --> [link]
yohoyaqim Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! my name is joaquin and i would like to know if me i use a photograph that i saw in deviantart, the name of the picture is inner confrontation. im studying design and for one of my proyects i need to made a poster, and the facial expression of your model is exactly what i need. Im going to do changes. with this project im going to participate in a contest and the best ones are going to be choose for an exposition. the contest doesnt have any lucrative porpuse so you dont need to worry about it. im going to be waiting for your answer.
Thanks very Much! And i love your work!!
tiefengeist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Photographer
Your gallery is precious. Thank you for sharing.
peewee82 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much.
Valioza Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
thank you :heart:
keine-angst Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Photographer
I like your gallery a lot - for me, your art is somehow a thing I feel comfortable with, because it has an honest feeling to it. it's difficult to describe - beautiful, emotional, and not too flashy to believe.

long sentence, short meaning: keep it up :)
peewee82 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hi, thanks very much.

For me art is a way to be more honest and more real than any other way I know of. Often so much so that I'm scared to show people.

I really appreciate your taking the time to give encouragement. Everyone needs it. To continue the honesty, I haven't been keeping it up lately, but I wish was, and this strengthens the desire to ensure I do in the future.

keine-angst Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Photographer
I know what you mean by being scared to show people... I felt that way about my paintings, until I realized that other people saw something completely different than I did :) (it helps that they're sort of abstract ;) )

as long as you've got the feeling you should keep it up, it's okay - there will come the time when you'll be working like crazy again.
OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
thank you so much for the fave on Once Being, You

i really love that poem
peewee82 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Reading poetry is usually too much for me. I have to push myself into it. Looking at pictures is less involved. They still affect emotions, but they do it without you trying.

With poetry, you have to actively participate. I rarely feel like it.

But I participated with you. And with one other...I found a poetry book at a book fair and to my surprise I've read quite a lot of it.

I write in very tiny bursts myself, but I rarely even read them.

Anyway, glad I could once be you.
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