Peter was born in Coney Island and lived there through his pre-teen formative years, before moving to other exotic areas of Brooklyn. The experiences of those early years, and the surreal visual environment which enveloped him, including the beaches, boardwalk, and amusement parks, became the tableaux which informed his life and work.
During college, while studying architecture, Peter immersed himself in the cutting edge and emerging art of the 70's. Peter crafted a career as an urban designer on development projects in the borough of Manhattan, specializing in, among other endeavors, waterfront planning. He received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to develop and design a public waterfront along the length of the East River, and later was involved in the planning and design of the Hudson River Park along Manhattan’s west side. He was also influential in shaping the current development of the Borough of Manhattan through formulating urban design and zoning rules for many of its neighborhoods.
Early on, Peter carried a camera everywhere so he could document and distill his visual experiences. Over the last decade, while still working as an urban design and planning consultant, Peter has further developed his love for photography as a means of interpreting his visual experience and world view…... as he sees it.
Peter has successfully shown and sold his work in a variety of venues and online, including each summer at Guild Hall in East Hampton, as a member of the East End Arts Organization where he has successfully exhibited in juried shows, and with the Montauk Artists Association. His work is in numerous private collections.
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