Born in Brooklyn, New York, Peter grew up in a family of painters and photographers. He worked as a NY photo assistant and then earned an AA degree in graphic design at S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale and a BFA degree in photography from the Art Center College of Design in California.
Back in New York, Peter worked for three independent studios which included work for GM, Singer, TWA, Time and Fortune. This work led to positions at International Nickel in New York and Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa. With co-author and writer Bette Kovach Peter published Inside Bethlehem Steel and recently the Library of Congress acquired seventeen of his steel book images.
In 1999, with the new viability of professional digital photography, Peter turned his focus to shooting and exhibiting fine art photography which he has exhibited widely. His work has been published in numerous magazines and most recently his “Ethereal Luminescence” project earned a six page spread and interview in the Korean magazine Photo+. Peter’s photographs are in a growing number of private, corporate, college and public collections. He is a long term member and officer of ASMP and in his spare time he enjoys sailing with his family and growing orchids.