Oliver Weymouth Peterson
September 14, 1976
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts, BFA; Southampton College, MFA|
Peterson is a multimedia and collage artist whose work has been displayed at Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village, New York, with the art collective Fresh Art Long Island; at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, New York; and Elisa Contemporary in Riverdale, New York, among many more galleries.
In 2014, Peterson began practicing toy photography, the art of arranging and photographing action figures and other toys using dioramas or real-world landscapes as backgrounds, creating the illusion that the toys are life-size. He joined the burgeoning community of toy photographers on Instagram using the handle @oliversees. In 2016, toy company Hasbro chose one of Peterson's photographs of Star Wars figures to display at San Diego Comic-Con. Peterson creates his own dioramas and makes his own props, and says, "I look at the world from 6-inch standpoint and make it work."
- "Aubrey Weymouth Peterson Obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Two-Faced Friends". lipulse.com. June 30, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Objects: A Two-Man Show With Ray Colleran And Oliver Peterson At Ashawagh Hall". hamptons.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "My Hero II – Back in the Bronx". artsy.net. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Artist Uses Photography, Toy Collection To Make Worlds And Art". 27east.com. December 15, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "oliversees Instagram". instagram.com. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "Toy Photography at ComicCon Features East End Artists". sagharborexpress.com. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "Artist Shoots His Toy Collection to Recreate 'Star Wars' and Other Sci-Fi Scenes". fstoppers.com. December 20, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2020.