peter n karalekas - photographer
Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, in New York City. Being of Greek descent, I was exposed to a great family, hard work ethics and the determination to succeed. Attended all public schools in Astoria-Long Island City in New York City and attended college in Southern California.
Baseball growing up was my first true passion. Played in high school, college, was scouted, and had workouts with the New York Yankees, where my baseball days sorrowfully ended because of a shoulder injury.
Having been born and raised in the restaurant business, its what I still do today. I have owned and operated restaurants since the age of 24, now going on my 27th year.
My sincerest passions are, watching and observing life as it unfolds in its many complicated ways. As a boy, I’ve loved photography, the dream and desire has never left me. While Photography has not been my profession, it always been my passion.
Now at 51 years old, I would like to share my love of life with my son, who is almost 5 years old. I hope to teach him to see the beauty in all forms of life and its diverse colors. My eyes never focus on any one singular beauty, but the entire vision of life god has created. Consequently, I capture what my heart, soul and eyes lead me to believe are the true blessings in life, so I can share together with my son and friends like you.
While, I may not be the greatest photographer that has ever lived, at least you will feel the passion in my photographs. I’ll share with you my perspective of the pains and joys of life’s pathways or it’s magnificence in its natural forms, from landscapes to cityscapes, and even it’s creepy-crawlers.
I enjoy sharing many of the photos that I take on this page. While most photos are not yet for sale or to be hung as art on your wall, I often also post photos on Facebook that are not worthy of sale, but hopefully help tell a story.
I enjoy receiving comments and messages; I do my best to respond to all of them expeditiously. If you have any questions, I will gladly answer them, I love being reachable.
So, please comment or say hello at any time. I will be happy to hear from you. And, of course, do not hesitate to tell your friends.
Life will challenge us everyday in its many different methods, embrace all its challenges, battle it, keep your faith and mind strong.
-Peter N Karalekas
All works © Peter N Karalekas 2014. Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Peter N Karalekas.