WHO IS THIS GUY?
PJZ STUDIOS was created in 2005 by Peter James Zielinski, specializing in actor headshots and portraits. With affordable headshots still the priority, the studio has since evolved into a post production house also focusing on retouching, composites, and special effects.
From 2007 to 2012 Peter worked as staff photographer for both Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and BroadwayWorld.com as well as a freelance photographer for Playbill.com. From in-studio shoots of Original Cast recordings, to shooting hundreds of Broadway and Off Broadway red carpets, to covering the Tony Awards. He had the honor of capturing the very moment Stephen Sondheim had a theater named after him as well as being the official wedding photographer for The Puppets of Avenue Q.
His work has been seen on television (CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Theater Talk) as well as displayed in national publications (AP, Variety, New York Times, The NY Post, NY Daily News, Time Out Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Next Magazine, Out Magazine, and PerezHilton.com).
In 2008 Peter was commissioned to create a gallery installation of all the Broadway theaters in High Dynamic Range as a gift for Actors' Equity Association which hung in the Times Square Visitor Center. As of 2015 they've returned to their permanent home in the Actors' Equity Audition Lounge greeting actors as they walk into the audition room every day.
He photographed as well as designed both The Women of Rock of Ages and The Men of Rock of Ages calendars. He was also responsible for all the post processing and retouching on the official Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark calendar.
Peter has retouched production photos and promo images for such Broadway shows as Hamilton, Anastasia, Kinky Boots, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, Rocky, Aladdin, After Midnight, Cinderella, On Your Feet, First Date, An American in Paris, and Dr. Zhivago. He is also part of the team that helped create key art for the productions of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Noises Off, Gigi, Allegiance, and Anastasia.
He currently lives in Astoria Queens, NY.