Peter Hurley Tells The Story Of How He Became a Pro Photographer

Anyone who reads Fstoppers knows about Peter Hurley and his successful headshot business. Aside from being a great photographer, Peter is also a respected educator and speaker. We always see him in action in the different videos, and see his working techniques and creative direction, but we never really had the chance to hear the story of how he became the successful photographer he is today. Check out this very interesting video where Peter talks about how he went from being on the Olympic team, to being a headshot photographer.

Filmmaker Albert Ayzenberg recently sat down with Peter and spoke with him about what lead him to photography, his struggles, his fears and motivation. Peter speaks about his Olympic sailing career, and how it lead him to photography later in life. It's very interesting to hear his life story and understand it took years to perfect his craft.

To see photos from the set click here.

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who cares?

Noam Galai's picture

Based on the comment I guess you said it without watching it first. So watch, then judge

Ian Aberle's picture

I'm showing the video as private on Vimeo, so he would be okay in making that judgement.

Noam Galai's picture

he left the comment within seconds of the posting of this article... the video was still here. I guess the creator took it down since then, but hopefully he will make it available again soon

And who are you again>?

Digital Macdaddy's picture

He's a phone number with a (123) area code. After a google search it showed that he resides in Douchelyvania.

Definitely one of the more interesting stories behind a photographer's career; more importantly says a lot about photographers who view everyone as colleagues and not simply as 'competition', taking the initiative to get everyone behind a camera who they think could be successful. As photographers we always owe a lot to other mentor types throughout are career.

Any one else tired of this guy? Or am I just grumpy today?

Andrey Mikhaylov's picture

damn, this guy takes portraits on white background and presents it like fantastic piece of art.