Gösta Peterson

“I didn’t want to work with these damn people who scribbled on my drawings. I liked to have control,” is what Gösta Peterson later said about quitting his job as an illustrator in the 1950's.
So he grabbed his Rolleiflex and taught himself photography.
A few years later, he was the one that captured the first ever American portrait of Twiggy and he was the one that shot Naomi Sims for the New York Times in 1967 (the first time an African-American model finally appeared on the cover of a national magazine).
He chose character over beauty and declined working for Vogue, because they wouldn’t let him choose his own models.
A bit of a badass, definitely original, independent.
An artist in fashion.
Tack ska du ha, Gösta!