Peter was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After moving to Texas at the age of 18, he received his BS and PhD in Biochemistry in 1991. Following his relocation to San Francisco, he completed photography and cinematography studies at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. While at these institutions he has studied under several acclaimed photographers, including Ken Light, Polly Steinmetz and Janice Giarracco, and award-winning cinematographers, Emiko Omori and David
Brown. He is a co-founder of EyeBite Productions.