Peter Zurla Photography

About Peter Zurla

Peter Zurla


I am 77 years old. Prostate cancer survivor. 5 year anniversary June 2013. Enough of the fun stuff. Born in New Jersey. Spent 30 years of my life in New York City. Had a off-off-off broadway theater with my brother for a couple of years. Fantastic experience. Spent 50 years of my life on the east coast, thought I would try the west coast for another 50. Not one of my smarter moves. Left CA. and moved to Colorado Springs CO. My one comment here is “ You can take the boy out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the boy.”

My interest and love of photography came out of a feeling of very low self esteem. I felt I couldn’t express myself with words so I turned to doing it visually. I can remember vividly what it felt like to watch a photo in the developer come alive. Magic. It was a feeling I had never had before. To be able to create from start to finish. WOW. Then as things often do, life intruded. Well… Here I am 40 years later minus the darkroom/film but loving the challenge of the digital world. The cameras, the software, etc. are the tools to be used to express my vision of the world and its inhabitants.