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Peter James Zielinski is a New York-based storyteller originally hailing from Chicago, Illinois. As a Photographer, he has spent the past decade specializing in entertainment-centric portrait and headshot photography. As a Retoucher, he is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, with over 28 years experience in the app, specializing in skin retouching, pathing, and complex compositing.

From 2007 to 2012 Peter worked as staff photographer for both Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and as well as a freelance photographer for Playbill...shooting thousands of celebrities and industry events. From in-studio shoots of Original Cast recordings, to shooting hundreds of Broadway and Off Broadway red carpets, to covering the Tony Awards. He had the honor of capturing the very moment Stephen Sondheim had a theater named after him as well as being the official wedding photographer for The Puppets of Avenue Q.

In 2008 Peter was commissioned to create a gallery installation of all the Broadway theaters in High Dynamic Range as a gift for Actors' Equity Association which hung in the Times Square Visitor Center. As of 2015 they've returned to their permanent home in the Actors' Equity Audition Lounge greeting actors as they walk into the audition room every day.

He photographed as well as designed both The Women of Rock of Ages and The Men of Rock of Ages calendars. He was also responsible for all the post processing and retouching on the official Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark calendar.

His first feature article, entitled "Jump", was published in the inaugural issue of Phlearn Magazine.

He completed four massive campaigns for Peloton Interactive, retouching thousands of Headshot, Hero, and Portrait images for their instructors across the globe. The images can be seen via the Peloton Bike/Treadmill user interface, on their website, and via their iOS and Android apps. Additionally, he edited hundreds of E-commerce images for an apparel collaboration between Peloton and Adidas for Black History Month.

As a Freelancer for Getty Images, he retouches red-carpet attire for Dolce & Gabbana as well as live edits events such as the 2022 Oscars, Grammys, New York Fashion Week, Tribeca Film Festival, and Miami Swim.

Most recently, he has retouched and composited key art and promotional images for Paramount+ / MTV Networks. Shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15, Queen of the Universe Season 2, and Wolfpack.

Peter has retouched production photos, promo images, and helped create key art for the following Broadway productions and National Tours:

  • Absolute Brightness
  • After Midnight
  • Ain't Too Proud
  • Aladdin
  • Allegience
  • American Buffalo
  • An American in Paris
  • Anastasia
  • Band's Visit
  • Beautiful
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Becoming Nancy
  • Beetlejuice
  • Bridges of Madison County
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • Burn This
  • Cats
  • Chicken & Biscuits
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • Choir Boy
  • Clever Little Lies
  • The Color Purple
  • Come From Away
  • Company
  • Dames at Sea
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Diana
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dr Zhivago
  • The Effect
  • Escape to Margaritaville
  • Falsettos
  • Frozen
  • Gigi
  • Girl From The North Country
  • Gotta Dance
  • Hadestown
  • Hamilton
  • Hamilton London
  • Hamilton Melbourne
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Hello Dolly
  • Her Song
  • Inheritance
  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • King Kong
  • The King and I
  • Kinky Boots
  • The Last Ship
  • Les Miserables
  • M Butterfly
  • Meteor Shower
  • Moulin Rouge
  • My Name is Lucy Barton
  • Noises Off
  • Officer and a Gentleman
  • On Your Feet
  • Once On This Island
  • Parisian Woman
  • The Perplexed
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Pretty Woman
  • School of Rock
  • Sing Street
  • Sound of Music
  • Spiderman: Turn off the Dark
  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Rock of Ages
  • Rocktopia
  • Rocky
  • Tea at Five
  • Thoughts of a Colored Man
  • Tootsie
  • Torch Song
  • Waitress
  • West Side Story
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • The Wrong Man