Born in Brooklyn, New York, Peter grew up in a family of painters and photographers. He has a AA degree in graphic design from New York State College, and a BFA degree in photography from the Art Center College of Design in California.
After returning to New York, Peter worked for three independent studios that included photography for GM, Singer, N. Y. Port Authority, Time, and Fortune. This work led to positions at International Nickel in New York City and Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With co-author and writer, Bette Kovach, he published Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century in 2008. Recently, the Library of Congress acquired 17 of these steel book images.
After publishing his book, Peter turned his focus to shooting and exhibiting “Ethereal Luminescence”, in-camera abstract expressionistic photographs. Peter currently lives in Lewes, Delaware, and is active in the Rehoboth Art League, The Delaware Contemporary, and the Maryland Federation of Art.
Ethereal Luminescence is an ongoing series of abstract, expressionistic photographs that I originally created at a light show and continue to capture at fireworks shows, urban street scenes, and amusement parks. Through abstraction, and with a symphonic explosion of color, light, and motion my photographs illustrate the drama and excitement of the vibrant and colorful public places that we all enjoy so much.