Peter Figetakis

Figgi Films *** figgifilms.blogspot.com

* Researched, produced and directed independent film documentaries, including “Native American,” a film about the Apache Tribe in Arizona and New Mexico; collaborated on documentary productions in Vietnam and more lately in Turkey for a BBC production on Byzantine Culture.

* Worked in various capacities on film sets with Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone, among others.

Freelance Photojournalist
* Created images for features in various publications in New York City, Greece and Europe, on fashion, film and travel related articles.

* Official photographer for Bill Clinton’s Presidential Inauguration;
* Fashion photographer for Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan, both in the United States and Europe;
* Still photographer on film sets;
* Other Projects: the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and various theater productions, as well as celebrity portraits.
* Official photographer at the premier of DanceCyprus in Nicosia, a new dance initiative in Cyprus which attracted names from the dance world internationally, among them choreographer Antonio Colandrea.

* Filmmaking and Business studies at the Pratt Institute, New York, NY.

Photography Skills
* Expert knowledge of 35mm and Medium Format film cameras;
* Proficient with Digital Photography and equipment;
* Sound working experience of studio lighting and equipment.

Diversity Skills
* Familiarity and working relationships with Latin, Asian, and North African peoples, their culture, ethics and customs.

New York ◊ Rome ◊ Athens ◊ Nicosia

The Early Years

Led Zeppelin
In 1973, I got my first "real" job as a photographer. I was to photograph Led Zeppelin's concert at Madison Square Garden, New York, "Song Remains the Same," from the film with the same title. For two days, I was between owe and excitment. Most of the photographs became property of the distribution company, and this is the only photograph that remains with me from that concert.

A few years later I met who was then, Cat Stevens. The photograph on the left is from a concert at Nassau Colosseum, Queens, New York in 1977. Cat and I became good friends until he converted to Islam years later. He washed away his past and now teaches under his given name Yusuf Islam. I still respect and admire him both as a person and as an artist.