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 holds an Expert level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, with over 27 years experience in the app, specializing in skin retouching, pathing, and complex compositing.


Most recently, he completed a massive campaign 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.

From 2007 to 2012 Peter worked as staff photographer for both Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and BroadwayWorld.com as well as a freelance photographer for Playbill.com...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.

His work has been seen on television (CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Theater Talk) as well as displayed in national publications (People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, AP, Variety, New York Times, The NY Post, NY Daily News, Time Out Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and The Washington Post).

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.

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
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • Choir Boy
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Clever Little Lies
  • The Color Purple
  • Come From Away
  • Dames at Sea
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Dianna
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dr Zhivago
  • The Effect
  • Escape to Margaritaville
  • Falsettos
  • Frozen
  • Gigi
  • Girl From The North Country
  • Gotta Dance
  • Hadestown
  • Hamilton
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tootsie
  • Torch Song
  • Waitress
  • West Side Story
  • The Wrong Man