Photo © Peter Tellone
I am a photographer and journalist in beautiful Southern California.
I live on the coast and I prefer to shoot in the desert.
I shoot documentary images and I create art.
I like to explore places where few people venture.
I don't like to make iconic images of iconic locations.
I like the sun in my face and the wind in my hair,
and whether I'm viewing the most incredible beauty
or facing difficult challenges in the most harsh terrain
I hope to convey that through my work...the feel of the sun,
the smell of the air, the taste of the breeze and my love
of the earth.
When I'm not making art or exploring the desert, I'm shooting and writing
about Jeeps and the off road lifestyle. Read my stories about my adventures on my blog and on the automotive enthusiast publication DrivingLine.
Want to know more?
I started my photography career as an automotive photographer in the gray market. I later earned an MBA and worked as an executive in the automotive industry. I returned to my passions of photography and the outdoors when I moved to California and fell in love with the land.
My work has been used in books, advertisements, corporate publications, and has been published in the NY Times, Orange County Register and newspapers across the globe. My art is collected by enthusiasts around the world. I did the California-based still photography for the Baseball Hall of Fame Critic's Choice award-winning movie The Emerald Diamond.
I am a contributor to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle publication DrivingLine and I volunteer my services as a photographer and driver to 4 Wheel 2 Heal, a 501(c)3 organization that takes disabled vets out on the trail for some fun wheeling and camping.
Still have questions? Send me an e-mail using the Contact Link on the left or give me a call at 949.444.8190. I'd love to hear from you!