Some women scrupulously hid their professions from their loved ones, one even recounted performing as her partner made dinner.
Peters was fascinated by their ability to move between fiction and reality so easily."One woman said she would pop into the kitchen to get some yogurt drink and he'd [her partner] think she was just thirsty and she would be getting something to pour on her breasts," says Peters. She'd go back into her work room and be in character again, fulfilling the fantasies of a man on the other side of the world."The photographer chose poses that mimicked 19th century western art nudes.
It was slow going, but after the first few women agreed, one contact led to another, making way for more collaboration.
Peters paid a flat fee of $50 for 45 minutes of their time and a signed model release.
"I only wanted to collaborate with independent women, rather than those that go through one of the many studio sites," she says.
Peters won the women’s trust through ongoing email conversations, convincing them that she was interested in art, not exploitation.
She met with the women on Skype, and all of their interactions occurred electronically."I would dial in from my office in London with my camera and headset mic on so they could see I was who I said I was—which was for many the main concern," she says.
The photographer would then go through the tedious process of directing the scene, often with bad Internet connections.From stripping to balloon-popping, there is a niche for every fetish.Though there is an infinite number of porn sites that provide such entertainment, Peters chose to focus on women who worked for themselves from the comfort of their homes.The images are pixelated and full of glitches and bright colors, perfectly capturing the ephemeral experience of online video streaming.Peters met a variety of women—a student paying for college, a former cop and a secretary.I’ve been getting amazing people off all over the internet for about seven years now, six as a solely independent camgirl providing private, one-on-one webcam sex shows and fetish sessions on skype.