Peter Yang | A Photographer You Should Know

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Peter Yang is a Brooklyn, NY photographer who is a well-known portrait photographer. He began life as a business major who was drawn to shooting photos for the student newspaper on campus (despite having never shot photos before).

He went from journalism into shooting portraits, citing that he often had big concepts that wouldn’t work under the journalism heading.

I went through about 900 different styles during that process, any gimmicky thing you can think of, I tried. Actually, there’s just kind of no replacing actually doing it yourself.

He shoots many musicians as well as portraits for magazines. His work is regularly featured in publications like GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to editorial, Yang has also shot campaigns for groups like Pepsi, Comedy Central and Bank of America.

When I started out, I think I was a much quirkier photographer. I never wanted…

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