grandart

Photographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
New Buffalo, Michigan, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PeterLeGrand
Mayhem # 230478

About Me

"Do more of what makes you happy"

I was born near Amsterdam in the Netherlands and  immigrated to the USA when I was 17 years old; I credit my sense of style and aesthetics to my Dutch heritage and sense of craft to my American education.
All of the pictures in the portfolio are true collaborations. In other words, the model is 50% of the success of the picture.

I have retired from the commercial photo business and all of my work is now focused at making art nudes for exhibition in art galleries, calenders and books. You can see that in the portfolio galleries, which are filled nudes in one form or another.  Ergo the warning about NSFW.

I also teach the nude as a subject for serious art making. Besides the nude, I have taught fashion and lighting at a variety of schools, colleges, universities and workshops for the past 40 years. A few times a year I hire models for the workshops; if you're interested in being an art model for that, leave me a message here. 

My photographs have been published in magazines such as Carrie Leigh's Nude Magazine, Model Society, View Camera Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine and Peau Magazine. Finally, I am not the only person with ideas for pictures. If you have an interesting project in mind, please feel free to send me a message on how we can work together.

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Moon Marie

  • Model
  • Female
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Peter has an eye like no one else I have worked with. Even though I've modeled for art nudes more times than I can count, working with him was a brand new and illuminating experience, and the work he made is unique and beautiful!"

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2016
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JILLi Artistry

  • Model
  • Female
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Peter is an amazing photographer with tons of experience. I'm so happy that he pulls me into projects and helps me realize my own projects and passions."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: April 2016
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WhitneyMasters

  • Model
  • Female
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2016
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eLLe K

  • Model
  • Female
  • South Haven, Michigan, United States

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: September 2011
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Sabrina Rai

  • Model
  • Female
  • Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: January 2011
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Models:
Paul McComas
Sheila Myrcik
Jill Sandmeyer (Jillie) MM99281
AC Racette
Monika Tarnowski MM2282
Adena Arbetter  MM409623
Alana Bialik
Elizabeth Erkel
Vera Kulezic
Isabella Rose MM437293
Linda Mason
Lara Jarvinen
Heather Mell
Geoffry Brodhead
Ryan Simmons
Kimberly Anne
Jessica Blanchard MM474461
Kathryn Southmoore MM535213
Ava Allure MM 530666
Sabrina Rai MM433439
Starlitt  MM569622
Lorelei  MM711854
Moxi    MM710043
Stella B   MM695875
Greta Layne   MM671605
Leanne MM761473
Freya the Lady MM789327
Jentiner MM777672
Boom MM689469
Unbearable Lightness MM533844
Niji-Chan MM749022
Cat-A-Lyst MM792069
Boom  MM689469
Montana Nude  MM1196337
AmieBethD
Christiana Slabaugh MM103427
Lucy Mason #1297172
Laura Henderson MM 467480
Lea Dodson MM 325402
Artistic 101 MM 1584141
Lucky MM 2102425
Tiffany Nacke MM 2210284
Jess Drury MM2698203
Icypuma MM2681247
Nixon Bowles
Jasmyn Rose
Elizabeth Kane  MM3819649
Whitney Masters  MM3680301
Olga Polanski MM3368515


Articles, Publications:
Carrie Leigh's NUDE Magazine Winter 2010 (8 pictures and an interview)
Various articles on Lighting and Fashion in
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century of Photography

View Camera Magazine
Camera Arts Magazine
Libido magazine - various issues-
Peau Magazine - 1st Issue

Television:
Playboy After Dark-Show #3
HBO-Real Sex..-Show #7

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