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Peter Garafalo Cinematographer New York City

I’m a Director of Photography and Cinematographer based in New York City.


I’m from the Washington, D.C. area and discovered the joy of filmmaking while attending the University of Maryland. 

My favorite thing about being a director of photography is bringing ideas to life. I love to work with writers and directors in shaping the world they create. My role is to act as a bridge between an abstract idea and the final image that shows up on screen.


I’m also a hardworking, team player who believes it takes a village to make a movie— even if that movie is a 7-minute short film. Although I’ve worked on larger sets, I’m comfortable working on smaller projects too. One of my strongest skills is being scrappy and resourceful.

I shoot branded content, documentaries, narrative films and music videos. Some of the brands I’ve worked with include:


The NFL, NHL, Sleep Number, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, Cuisinart, Capital One, USAA, CNN, Sotheby’s, SparkNotes, The Daily Show, Lancôme, Charles Schwab, CERN, and Luke’s Lobster.


In my spare time, I love shooting time lapse videos, still photography & pro bono videos for social justice causes. I’m also a proud Cat Dad.

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