In the early to mid-1970s, Peter Berlin created some of the most recognizable gay male erotic imagery of that time. Serving as his own photographer, model, and fashion designer, Peter redefined self-portraiture and became an international sensation.
His self-portraits were widely published and sold, making Peter a gay household name and an international celebrity. He was also the subject of several Robert Mapplethorpe photographs and six drawings by Tom of Finland.
Peter's photographs have been exhibited around the world, most notably in the exhibition Split/Vision (New York, 1986) curated by Robert Mapplethorpe and in the solo exhibitions Berlin on Berlin at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery (New York, 2006), Peter Berlin at Magnet (San Francisco, 2014), and the WANTED: PETER BERLIN exhibition at ClampArt (New York, 2015).