"Hi, My name is Peter and I am a cinephile. It is not something I plan to fully recover from. In all seriousness, I absolutely love everything FILM, and have since the ripe age of 6.
I grew up in the forest, and I lived in a log cabin. That's all true, but the cabin was a beautifully crafted three story custom masterpiece, set against a rugged mountain backdrop, in Montana. You could say I was in heaven.
Growing up in Montana, I fell in love with the outdoors; which I am still in love with to this day. Nature and the outdoors is my main escape, second to watching a movie. Nature brings me back into balance, and living a well balanced life will always be at the forefront of my mission.
Fast forward ... I grew up, went to film school, got married and currently live in Tucson, AZ with my wife Kara and our two dogs Sadie and Remington. My wife and I love the sunshine, 356 days of sun here in AZ.
As much as I love the film biz, Los Angeles was never seen as a realistic option for myself. I just couldn't imagine living a balanced life there. Maybe I would have or could have, but that's besides the point. I find new opportunities wherever I go and can always travel for work.
Let's talk about work shall we!?. I've been in the trenches working as a Cinematographer and Videographer for nearly 20 years. I'm still in love with the craft, as there are no two projects alike. I embrace all of the challenges that come with the responsibility of a DP/Cinematographer, 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.
Cinematography, as a personal expression, is an intoxicating experience. 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!
I would love to share more with you all, but that's all I have time for now. I hope to see you on set some day!" - Peter Fuhrman
Peter's interest in film began like most, it started with watching movies. This fascination with movie magic eventually lead to film school where Peter discovered a passion for cinematography. Here he began shooting projects on 16mm film and honing his lighting skills.
While Cinematography is Peter's foremost passion, he does not like the idea of being bound to specialization. Storytelling is, and always will be, at the core of his creative work.
Peter is an award winning cinematographer and published still photographer. He has a B.A. in Media and Theater Arts with an emphasis in film production. When Peter isn't filming he is out
"When passion collides with a greater purpose, you know you have created FLOW.
There is no greater feeling than collaborating for the love of the process, especially when the end product has its own life and power to influence others in a positive way." - Peter Fuhrman
Peter & Kara Fuhrman
Red, White and Black: The Oregon Wine Story
Hollywood Dreamz II
Film and Video Awards
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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