Originally a product still life commercial photographer from Orange County CA, the bulk of Peter’s early career was spent honing his product lighting skills to perfection. Then in 2009 a dog named Leica arrived into his life, she quickly became his muse and a new photographic passion was realized. He then soon learned she's was merely a gateway dog as he'd began photographing more dogs, cats, horses then before he knew it, even farm animals were becoming suspicious. While his time with Leica was sadly cut short, she lovingly inspired a new direction in his work and career - good dog!
Peter’s product lighting experience came in handy as he lights animals in a somewhat similar way to his product work, something that’s uniquely set his work apart. The result has been attracting clients like Natures’ Recipe, Clorox Kitty Litter, The SPCA, Bideawee Pet Hospital, Hush Puppies Shoes as well as other brands featuring animals in their campaigns, such as Virgin America, Zynga, San Francisco Veterans Association.
Peter’s personal work of Horses and his Fairy Tale Animals series have accumulated awards from PDN, the APA National Awards, American Photography, and four consistent years, 2014-2019, in the Communication Arts Photography Annual. After his equine series appeared in the Restoration Hardware catalog as framed artwork, his fine art print sales began taking off, accumulating art collectors and animal lovers from all over the globe.
Now based out of San Francisco with his current pup, Ilford (a Beagle, Weiner, splash of Chihuahua mix) Peter thrives on the hi-tech creative renaissance and continually seeks new ways of applying those new tools to his strengthen his vision, broaden his audience, and sharing with the world how special the bond between human and animal can be.
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANUAL 2019
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANUAL 2018
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANUAL 2017
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANUAL 2016
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 2019
APA/SF 2014 1ST
MENLO CHARITY HORSE SHOW 2014, ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHERS NETWORK 2011, 1ST & 2ND
APA/SF 2010 BEST OF SHOW, 2ND
APA/SF 2009 SELECTED
APA/SF 2008 SELECTED
APA/SF 2007 1ST, 3RD
APA NATIONAL 2006 1ST, 2ND
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTO ANNUAL 2005
COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTO ANNUAL 2003
COMMUNICATION ARTS AD ANNUAL 2002
ADDY AND ONE SHOW 2002
GRAPHIS POSTER 2001 AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 18
CLOROX KITTY LITTER NATURE'S RECIPE SPCA VIRGIN AMERICA 180 DESIGN HUSH PUPPIES SHOES 7x7 MAGAZINE AUTOCLUB AT&T WIRELESS AZTRAZENECA AUTODESK BLUE SHIELD BANK OF HAWAII BOOM BANG CITIZEN-CITIZEN CRISPIN PORTER BOGUSKY DESIGNORY DWELL EBAY FCB GMMB GOODBY SILVERSTEIN HEWLETT PACKARD HOFFMAN LEWIS HTC / VERIZON INDICATE DESIGN GROUPE MCCANN ERICKSON METHOD CLEANERS NIKE NISSAN NORTHFACE ONE AND CO. OUTSIDE MAGAZINE PIONEER PUBLICIS & HAL RINEY RACHEL’S YOGURT SAATCHI + SAATCHI SMART MONEY SONY PLAYSTATION SONY VAIO SONOS SYMANTIC SPRINT SQUARE TOYOTA MOTORS VOLUME SF VISA WIRED MAGAZINE