Peter Mallet was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1992 to study a B.A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. After a couple of years traveling in South America and India he started working as a colour specialist in Primary Colour, a high end photographic lab in Old Street, London. After a few years, Peter then began freelancing, assisting many of London’s top commercial photographers.
In 2004 an image of a Mexican street photographer helped launch his career, getting his first commission with Sunday Times Travel Since then he has been building a solid book of editorial clients working with titles such as Travel, Wanderlust, Geographical, Harrods and Coast magazines.
Together with travel commissions, his background in Fine Art has led to working with artists and galleries in London documenting art. Clients have included Blain Southern, Hauser and Wirth, Haunch Of Venison, Initial Access, Lazarides, Saatchi Galleries with some other notable commissions such as Manchester Art Gallery and Tate Modern.
”I like the combination of working in art and travel. Although they are very different medias they both challenge my technical ability and develop my social observations.”