“Pacifier”, an exhibition by photography's freshest star Petra Collins

At the tender age of 24 photographer Petra Collins, muse and collaborator of Gucci, unveils her first solo show in Canada entitled “Pacifier”.

By The editorial team

  • Petra Collins, Anna and Anya (Hungary), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Anna and Kathleen (Rainbow), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Little Prince (Palko), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Nagymama and Lace, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Daddy and Me, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Anna Tear, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Bundle, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
  • Petra Collins, Trustfall, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

The 24 year old Canadian, muse and protégé of Ryan McGinley, is showing her work for the first time in her home town of Toronto. With “Pacifier” the girl who started shooting photos at high school, has caught the light and the poetry of her own family (particularly her sister Anna) in a series of images taken between Canada and Budapest – where she lived as a child. She translates this intimacy using pastel coloured filters that imbue her work with a lyrical timelessness. One of the three new muses for Alessandro Michele’s first perfume “Bloom” by Gucci (she also walked for the Italian house at the fall-winter 2016 show), alongside Dakota Johnson and Hari NefPetra Collins is certainly an up and coming figure in the visual art world and has already collaborated with Vogue, Elle, Dazed&Confused and worked on ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Levi's, adidas and Stella McCartney.


“Pacifier”, Contact Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Until 24th june.