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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Peregrine Heathcote

Every day more and more Dieselpunk artists appear on the scene. The artist Peregrine Heathcote may be one of the most original I’ve ever seen.

Heathcote’s artistic talent was identified early as a child while attending Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea. As an adult, he pursued a degree in classical art and graduated from the Florence Academy of Art in 1994 to begin his career.

His own web site describes his work the best:

Peregrine's models must all have a natural beauty and elegance, their bodies a graceful line and the ability to adopt a natural 'contra posto' and both the men and women should have the capacity to portray that wonderful silver screen romance. Peregrine often uses original vintage dresses many of which were made for petit women so getting the right model in today's world where agencies tend towards much taller girls can be tricky. He therefore often uses Dancers and Actresses, as well as models who know how to use their bodies to tell his stories and bring them to life . The dapper men and elegant girls come from all over the world bringing with them their exotic international presence.