Tuesday, December 10, 2013

 U T O P I A   N Y C

Following your dreams and your passion can be a incredibly rewarding, challenging and sometimes heartbreaking journey, but one thing that I take away from this ongoing journey that I continue to embark on is that you don't achieve your dreams without help.

Im extremely excited, blessed, and humbled to have the opportunity to sign with an agency here in New York- UtopiaNYC.com And join an incredible crew of dedicated, talented, creative folks who are passionate about the work they do. I'm very fortunate to be part of something fun.

Having the support of some really inspiring people who take the time to look out for you, speak harsh truths to you when you need to hear it, who believe in you and give you a little extra push when you need it most is something that I've been so incredibly lucky to have in my life.

Nobody gets to where they're going alone.

I hope you have the kind of people in your life that believe in you the way my friends, family and colleagues have believed in me. Follow your dreams wherever they lead.

Big thanks to the whole Utopia crew, and especially Carolyn, Peggy and Kenny.
Thanks for believing in me!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

R O B E R T  R U F F I N O 

Robert is just a fantastic guy. Im very lucky to have had the chance to photograph him in his home
in the upper east side. For those who don't know Robert, he's the editor of Elle Decor interiors, and just a really humble guy... 

Thanks for welcoming me into your world Robert, and I LOVE the Slim Aarons book!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

G L E N D A  B A I L E Y
British Marie Claire 
October 2013

I had an unbelievable opportunity to shoot this portrait of Glenda Bailey last month. Glenda, who is an amazingly talented, gracious and well-respected pioneer of the publishing world, started British Marie Claire back in 1988. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Harpers Bazaar, and a big fan of David Bowie (who's not..?)

The shoot took place at the Hearst Building studios in NYC and was originally supposed to be a straightforward vertical image, however after she arrived for the sitting and we got a number of initial frames, I wanted to try for more of an environmental look. 
Glenda's PR rep Mimi was kind enough to stand in off to the side and give the image a bit of a story... a sort of brief look into Glenda's daily work life, taking a quick moment out of her day to sit for a portrait.
I love this picture.

Thanks to my crew- Paul Thorburn & Emily Sauer, as well as Mimi Sterling & Chris Paull at Hearst and Jennifer Haysler at Sarah Laird and Good Company.

Monday, September 2, 2013

K i s s  M e  K a t e

Had a great time shooting with Lera Korytska (NEXT) and Maiko De Andara (Q)

Makeup/Hair/Grooming: Vivi Lapidus ( www.TriciaJoyce.com )
Assistants: David Jaffe & Andy Bartley
Shot at Fast Ashley’s Studios in Brooklyn

Thanks to: Shaun Doyle, Mike Abrego, Bailey Powell, Fletcher Anstis, Caroyln @ Utoipa Kaitlin Gu, Lyn Ambite.

Monday, July 29, 2013


Ok, so what happens when you get a great stylist, great hair and makeup, and 2 fantastic models together and then feed them coffee and sushi...? 
Heather Brown at Workgroup contacted me about working with 2 artist from one of my favorite places (San Francisco) and asked me to come up with a concept. I had been thinking about doing a retro 1950's influenced studio shoot and stylist Amy Soderlind seemed like she was a perfect fit for it.
I also had the pleasure of working with H&M stylist Joshua Conover who added some of his expertise into the mixture, then my photo team of John Beecroft and Frankie Galland capped it off but not before I got a little help from digi tech and all-around amazing human, Emily Sauer.

Myles Pimental from ReQuest and Heather Hahn from Elite really made this shoot what it is... great energy, playful & cool.....You guys rocked it, no doubt about it.

Big thanks to K&M Camera!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

T I N A  B.

Had a fantastic time shooting Tina Brady last week. It rained all day so we stayed inside, at sushi, and took some great photos. Thanks to Tina, Andi Gonzales (MUA) and Leetal for helping out :)

#petethompsonphotography #petethompsonphoto #andigonzalesmakeup #tinabrady #toothbrush #underwear #lifestyle #sexy #

Sunday, June 2, 2013

[ T H R E E   R O O M I E S ]
 Brooklyn NY

April 2013  

Ok, so how could I not be excited to shoot with these girls? Having the chance to shoot them in their apartment, capture a bit of their personalities, and just letting them goof off and be themselves was a great opportunity.

Big thanks to the girls:
 Annie McGinty
Larissa Huber
Kathleen Sorbara

Jon Beecroft
Ian Jones 
Andi Gonzales (makeup & hair)

Monday, May 27, 2013

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