Men's Health Magazine Interviews Peter Hurley About Common Mistakes People Make with Their Business Headshots

Recently Peter sat down with Men'sHealth Magazine to discuss the importance of having a professional headshot for your career and common mistakes people make. Check out the article here: 5 Profile Picture Mistakes Keeping You From Your Next Job


Backstage names Peter Hurley as New York's best headshot photographer 2016!

The 2016 Reader's Choice Awards are out and once again Peter Hurley wins as New York's best! Peter would like to thank all of those that voted for him and is so honored to have the support of so many that believe in his work.

Finding your Life's Purpose

In January of 1999 I made a spur of the moment decision that changed the trajectory of my life and not only landed me with a camera in my hand, but opened up a new world to me. I was 28 years old and doing my best to make ends meet in New York City as a model/actor. Fortunately my looks were fading, my acting ability was a total disaster area and I was sick of bartending until 4am just to pay the rent. 

That was when I walked into a Bob Proctor seminar. I came out of it with way more than I bargained for and fondly look back on that moment as a major turning point in my life. One little decision changed everything. Here's the rest of the story: 

POP PHOTO goes Behind the Scenes with Peter Hurley, the Headshot King

I was fortunate enough to have POP PHOTO come into the NY studio and do a story for the magazine and a little behind the scenes action as well. Little did I know that one of my images would grace the cover of the magazine! During the shoot I had the pleasure of photographing Editor-in-Chief, Miriam Leuchter. She rocked my camera and it was so nice to have her get in front of my lens. I met Miriam at a Photoshelter dinner during the Photo Plus Expo and we had an amazing talk, I said to her then that I would love to photograph her. Miriam is super busy as she runs both POP PHOTO and American Photo, so we finally figured out a date that would work for both of us and what a time we had. I love the shots we got and am so proud that she's using them for her press images. Thanks Miriam!!! 

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Resource Magazine: 12 Top Tier Portrait Photographers You Should Know

Wow! Quite a list, so psyched to be part of this company. Thanks Resource for including me in this mix.

Check out the article here

Bridging the Self-Acceptance Gap With "Psyphotology" | Anna Rowley & Peter Hurley | TEDxCambridge

Peter and Anna speak about the work they've been doing with Psyphotology during this TEDx Cambridge talk at MIT


Backstage names Peter Hurley best Headshot Photographer in New York!

I'm fired up PEOPLE! Backstage grants me the best headshot photographer in NYC baby! Thanks to the readers who voted and Backstage for accepting nominations from everyone and then narrowing it down to the finalists. Feels great to be acknowledged by actors in the city that I love. I've been working everyday to produce images that stand out for all of you with what I like to call "Lookabilty." Nice to know that you guys have noticed and the work is paying off.

Here are the results in all the categories: 2014 Backstage Reader's Choice Awards Winners

Photoshelter survey names Peter Hurley as one of the most inspirational photographers!

My buddy, Joe McNally, took the well deserved top spot on this list, but to have photographers in a survey throw my name around is pretty darn cool! I was so excited to be part of this list and am glad that my spiel is resonating with some PEOPLE out there!

Thanks for those that voted and I hope to see many of you over the course of the next year at one of the many events I’ll be attending. WPPI, Photoshop World, Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas are going to be a total blast and I’m looking forward to getting over Europe this summer as well.

This fires me up, so let’s turn 2014 into a total SHABANG!

Keep up to date on my coaching site PH2PRO. Thanks again to everyone that voted!

Who knew? It really is all about the squinch!

When I released my first video(see jawline below) on how to be more photogenic in front of a camera in February of 2012 I had no idea how much attention it would get. However, that has paled in comparison to the release this past week of “It’s all about the Squinch!”

See for yourself for those that may have missed it:

Squinching has taken the world by storm and I’m being bombarded with news of people getting their squinch on in photographs everywhere. I thought the squinch would be bigger than the jawline video, but had no idea it would get 1/2 a million hits in less than a week and be featured in the news worldwide? Amazing and in my own lingo a major SHABANG!

Here’s the first one in the series:

PhotoPlus Expo 2013

Come see Peter teach his class: Illuminating the Face: Beauty light for close up portraiture. Saturday Oct 26th at the Jacob Javitts Convention Center in New York PEOPLE!

[Update: 11/3/13]
Thanks to eveyone who came. Below are a few shots from the presentation. You can find shots from the Fstoppers/HURLEYPRO party on the Fstoppers facebook page.

Photo by Victor Velazquez

Photo By Victor Velazquez

Peter photographs Sofia Vergara for TheWrap

The Race begins, Sofia Vergara Goes for the Gold Check out the full story in the May 13th issue of TheWrap. Here are the images taken in Peter's New York studio:   


Feb 2013 Rangefinder Cover! The Models' Photographer

Having Rangefinder Magazine ask me if I would like to be interviewed for a profile piece in their February 2013 issue was pretty exciting, but when I got the email saying that my work was being considered for the cover I was ridiculously psyched! Check out the entire story here on

Zach photographed at the Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, NJ

Mastering Headshot Photography on

I'm so excited to be a part of Kelby Training and here's a little trailer for my class: Mastering Headshot Photography

If you'd like to enjoy the whole class you can register and view it here:

Framed Awards Nominee for Top Portrait Photographer of 2012

I'm so honored to be part of this incredible group of photographers. Feel free to vote on your favorites until Jan 31 at 12am(MST). Check it out and vote here: Framed Awards