Peter Hurley Returns to His Roots With Oracle Team USA Sailing Portraits

We're big fans of Peter Hurley here at Fstoppers. We've collaborated with him twice on Peter Hurley: The Art Behind The Headshot and Peter Hurley: Illuminating The Face. His signature headshots are well known throughout the industry. What you may not know is that Peter was a world-class sailor in his day. Recently, he returned to his roots to combine sailing and photography, and the results are awesome.

Peter Hurley was a member of the United States Sailing Team, having trained for the Olympic Games in both 1996 and 2000, and his love for the sport continues unabated. Nonetheless, he's never combined sailing with his signature photography until now. While on a cruise for the Headshot Crew, he happened upon the training grounds for the America's Cup, where he met up with Andrew Campbell, a member of Oracle Team USA, to tour the facilities and meet the team. It so happens that the team needed portraits, at which point he jumped into action.

For the shoot, Hurley used the following gear:

It's great to see Hurley's clear love for the sport shine through. I saw it as a reminder to constantly unite my passions in life in photography to inspire and invigorate my work and creativity. Check out the video above for more. 

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Christian Berens's picture

That was a great BTS. How can you not like the guy! lol

stir photos's picture

Cool video, well done, I liked it.

Props to the author's comment, "It's great to see Hurley's clear love for the sport shine through. I saw it as a reminder to constantly unite my passions in life in photography to inspire and invigorate my work and creativity.", well said.

Alex Cooke's picture

Thank you, David!

Dude, that's dad ass!! Sailing was my first love and photographing it is just amazing!! Super happy you had the opportunity.. Goodstuff!!

dad ass??? lol is that a new slang or a typo? It's funny either way.

Is there ANYTHING that Peter Hurley hasn't done... the guy is like superman. This was a great story and video. Watching PH work is worth a sh*t ton to me. His head shots were the icing on the cake.