Peter Lyons has always been drawn to the water. He's loved the shore and the boats that carry him beyond it for as long as he can remember.
When his father bought him his first serious camera at age 13, Peter took right to it, and began reading and absorbing everything he could learn about photography, and making it his artistic passion.
Today, as a professional maritime photographer, Peter brings together his talents behind the camera and his love of all things nautical to create memorable photographic stills and video. From his home in San Francisco, Peter shoots marine events both local and distant. Sometimes that means chasing a gorgeous sailing or motor yacht out under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the Point Bonita Light. Often he's shooting regattas--anything from youth dinghy races to the Rolex Big Boat Series or Acura Key West Race Week. He shoots commercially as well--many ports around the Bay load and unload commercial vessels from around the world. There are busy ferry terminals as well, an active fishing industry, marine survey vessels, and numerous other enterprises on the water. Always in pursuit of creative angles and the best look for his clients, Peter shoots from his Zodiac RIB, from helicopters and bridges, from in the water, from aboard the subject vessel or another chase boat, and sometimes from shore.
Peter's commercial clients use his images in print ad campaigns, product or service brochures, and on their websites. These clients include Farr Yacht Design, Nautor's Swan, KKMI, Hood Sails, Pineapple Sails, Harken, Rocket Boats, and more. His work has been seen in and featured on the covers of numerous national and international editorial publications, including Latitude 38, Sailing, SAIL, Sailing World, Seahorse, Regatta Watch, Segeln, Yachts and Yachting, Bateaux, and others.