"When passion collides with purpose!"
Color, texture, light, composition and movement all contribute to the mood and look of a film. I've been committed to cinematography for nearly 20 years and color grading for 2 years. I embrace all of the challenges that come with the job, and I absolutely love the collaborative process. Creating movie magic that is uniquely yours, in collaboration with other amazing craftsmen and women, is the ultimate experience. Being a part of such an undertaking has many rewards, but I really cherish the relationships and learning experiences that result from such complex and engaging work.
From the moment I am hired to the last day of principle photography, being behind the camera is a privilege and something I preserve as a collaborator and storyteller. I am very easy to work with and do well in all situations. I say that with confidence mainly because I have worked with so many personality types, environments and projects. You have to maintain a certain energy throughout the production, and as a DP you have people looking up to you for leadership. Most of the time it doesn't feel like work to me.
My wife, Kara, and I currently live in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona, where we enjoy 350 days of sunshine. Nature and the outdoors is my main escape,... second to watching movies! Nature always brings me back to living a well-balanced life.
"As a judge for the PlantPop Film Festival this year I got to see Peter's stunning cinematography across a range of films. He really brings the subject matter to life with beauty, clarity and discipline."
Jacob Bricca, ACE - Award-winning film editor and director
"Throughout the course of production Peter was a joy to work alongside. His attention to detail and elevated aesthetic were invaluable to the direction of the picture. He handled all situations with the utmost professionalism and we were fortunate to have him on board for Additional Cinematography."
Louise Linton - CEO Dune Entertainment /CEO Stormchaser Films
"Having Peter attached to a project brings an instant sigh of relief. You can be sure he'll over deliver with his work ethic, produce a polished project with his expertise, and perhaps most importantly, show up with a positive attitude in meetings and on set. "
Shelley Dennis - Writer/Producer
"It was a pleasure to work with Peter. I was very impressed by his resourcefulness and commitment. His professionalism, hard working ethic, and great attitude made our long days a success. We were very lucky to have him as a DP on our shoot."
Tina Sutakanat - Producer, "Intruder"
"Peter has an exceptional eye for light and detail, he’s super responsive and 100% reliable.
Our team is from Sydney, Australia and working with Peter remotely on shoots couldn’t have been easier. Expect beautiful imagery from Peter."
Mary Tran - Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
"I've had the pleasure of working with Peter Fuhrman numerous times, over the last 18 years. I met Peter very early on in his career, and have been fortunate enough to witness his directorial and cinematography skills evolve. Peter has always been a "cut above the rest", producing breath-taking visuals that guide the viewer on a felt journey! In every city and state we've crossed paths in, his work continues to stand out, speak louder, land deeper, and transport further. I highly-recommend any opportunity one has to collaborate with Peter Fuhrman; he will transform your ideas into an experience worth remembering!"
Niene Pugliano - Actress
""Peter was fabulous to work with. Consummate professional. Great energy and a beautiful eye. In addition to being a talented cinematographer, he’s a writer and filmmaker. He brings this deep love and knowledge of storytelling to the work. He’s just great." - Jeremy Xido - Director
"Having Peter as a DP for our recent shoot was a total pleasure. His camera work was superb. His friendly and helpful demeanor made the film subjects feel comfortable and supported. And his knowledge of Tucson and the region meant that for every setting we needed, he had great locations in mind. Going to shoot in a new city is always challenging and ripe with potential pitfall. Working with Peter made the whole process feel effortless."
Casey Cooper Johnson - Producer/Director
"When I reached out to Peter to DP my award-winning short script, ZAP! my primary objective was to have high production value in the shoot. What did I get? Very high quality production value. Peter is fastidious in a good way. He did a pre-lighting test of our exterior, night shoot to ensure we had no hiccups when we filmed. We were hiccup free. His work with the gaffer, focus puller and producer was seamless. As we filmed on a gorgeous Arizona night, I couldn't help myself from commenting how good the film looked! The color, lighting, angle of shots... exactly what I was seeking! Highly recommended!"
Philip Sedgwick - Writer/Director/Producer
"Peter is an exceptionally talented cinematographer and visual storyteller. He does an excellent job of adapting to what he’s presented with on an assignment and is capable of building rapport with his subjects even in a short amount of time. If you’re looking for someone who can push your visuals to the next level, Peter is a great choice!"
Laura Christian, Producer at PLANTPOP
"It has been an absolute honor to work with Peter Fuhrman as DP. His level of professionalism, excellent attitude and his aptitude in interpreting the director’s vision is a delight. The nickname “Peaceful Eagle” suits him perfectly."
Grísel Wilson - Director/Actor
"Peter is professional, reliable, creative, and goes above and beyond. I’ve worked with him on many projects in my business Outrageous Freedom from editing to creating magic on film. Peter uses lighting and sound in unique ways and has the ability to turn a living room into a studio in a matter of minutes by carefully studying it. I highly recommend Peter’s work and his integrity."
Allyson Roberts - Founder of Outrageous Freedom
"I have had the pleasure of working with Peter on a few shoots where he filmed and edited the content. He is extremely professional, reliable and a true joy to work with! Peter is a great extension of the Inspired Living team when we work on projects together. I can not recommend him or his quality of work enough."
Keri Murphy - TV Host, Speaker & CEO Inspired Living
"Whether he's shooting, editing or producing, Peter really knows his stuff! He always has a great attitude and never settles for mediocre work. He works well with others, but can step up as a leader too."
Courtney Perna - Television Host, Journalist and Producer
"Peter is very accommodating and knows his craft extremely well. He was willing to explore options and had some great creative input to this video project. I felt right at home working with him. He's very caring and has excellent interpersonal skills."
Ellen Whyte - Singer/Songwriter