The first time award-winning photographer Peter Alessandria picked up a professional style camera was in 2004. And it seems like he hasn't put it down since! In the first two years, Peter says he fired over 200,000 shots, and when he wasn't taking pictures, he was on the Internet communicating with others about taking more pictures. He had finally found his passion. Peter was working as an attorney in Los Angeles for many years, but as a result of the 2008 financial meltdown lost 100% of his business. This was the deciding factor for him to take a chance and turn his love of photography into a full-time job. He's definitely never looked back and has had a successful second career as a professional photographer shooting architectural photography, commercial product photography, executive headshots, and actor/model headshots. But it was his award-winning gorgeous fine art photos that made me take notice of his talent. As just one example, Peter was a finalist in the Empire State Building 2015 Photo Contest. His stunning photo, "Moon Over Manhattan," was one of 26 finalists in the selected from hundreds of entries on the Empire State Building Facebook page. To fully appreciate his caliber of artistry (check out his breathtaking NY cityscapes), check out his website and take note of the long listing of awards and exhibits. How did Peter go from being a lawyer to shooting them (his words!)? You'll have to listen to get the whole story. After the interview, go to After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
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