Pete Halvorsen



DETAILS Magazine - DETAILS Magazine did a profile on Pete as a "Trailblazer" 

The Huffington Post - 'Instagram Guru' Pete Halvorsen on Online Communities and Photography

Business Insider -  Top 12 Travel Photographers on Instagram

Leica Camera - Pete Halvorsen shares his experience with the versatile Leica X-U

GAP Styld-By - Highlighting Pete's photography & style.

Buzzfeed - Top 14 Instagram accounts to follow if you need a Beach Fix

Elle Magazine - Named one of the Top 10 Instagram Accounts by Elle Magazine Russia

Richard Photo Lab - Pete was interviewed by RPL about Photography

Starwood Preferred Guests - Profiling one of Pete's stays at an SPG Property. 

The Getty Museum - Pete was featured in their artist series #GettyInspired and was on billboards + advertisements around Los Angeles promoting the museum. 

GQ Magazine - Pete's Photography was featured as well as his style with Belstaff 

Travel + Leisure Magazine - July 2016 - Pete and his photography are featured in the print version surrounding his latest trip to Hawaii. 

Pete and his work have also been featured by ABC's NightlineGood Morning AmericaEasy Reader News and the Los Angeles Times.  

Instagram/Facebook - Pete was invited up to their headquarters to take part in the launch of Video on Instagram in 2013.  The video he produced for Instagram was one of the first to be viewed on the App throughout the world.

Humanitarian work through Community and Photography

Read an interview Pete did with VSCO about his time piloting a program to teach orphans in Malawi, Africa mobile photography. 

Pete was the official Instagram photographer for the Standup 2 Cancer account during their official telecast.  Taking portraits of celebrities and covering backstage content.


Pete has hosted over "InstaMeets" worldwide.  Many of them with branded and charitable themes.  From Beach Cleanups to Toy Drives, these InstaMeets have helped organize local community action, bring global awareness to important issues and help tell brands stories.

#TOMSinstameet Venice, CA (Pete worked as an Instagram consultant as well as co-hosting and producing TOMS first Instameet which created an opportunity to help give back to the local community through a Street Cleanup on Abbot Kinney)

Instagram's Business Team shot video and wrote an article about the TOMS InstaMeet. View it here:

#LumiaInstameet San Francisco, CA - Pete produced and hosted Microsoft's first Instameet to show local photographers their new Lumia Phone Cameras and to demo them at Lands End in San Francisco.

#LeicaLAInstameet - Beverly Hills, CA - Pete co-hosted and produced Leica's first InstaMeet at their retail location in Los Angeles. Combining the amazing camera capabilities of Leica with the storytelling medium of Instagram, users were able to learn, test drive and be a part of this exclusive community. 

#NicheInLA - Venice, CA - Pete teamed up with Twitter/Niche to Co-Host an InstaMeet/Photowalk showcasing Venice Beach and helping the Influencer platform Niche get their name out. 

#givingpierpressure Part One - Manhattan Beach, CA - This was a Toy Drive at the Manahttan Beach Pier for the Special Needs Network in Los Angeles.  Pete was able to have brands like TOMS, PhotoJoJo, Blenders, Optrix, Get Totally Rad and others donate to the Instameet.

#givingpierpressure Part Two - Manhattan Beach - Utilizing the success of the first Holiday Toy Drive Instameet, Part Deux created an opportunity for over 75 kids to get toys through the local Manhattan Beach Fire Stations Toy Drive. 

#goodvibespierpressure  - Manhattan Beach Pier, CA Pete teamed up with local professional Standup Paddler Slater Trout to raise money and awareness for the local Manhattan Beach Aquarium after an unfortunate Shark Incident off the Pier. 

#aTaleofThreeCities London, Paris & Rome - Pete teamed up with Nicolee Drake ( to host a series of three Instameets across Europe.

#gettyframed Los Angeles, CA - Pete has helped The Getty Center & Getty Villa curate a bi-monthly Instameet that highlights their galleries and property on days when they are closed to the public.

#powerfulpierpressure - Manhattan Beach, CA - Pete worked with the City of Manhattan Beach's Environmental awareness team to create an Instameet that helped people learn about power conservation through Earth Hour.

#dogtowninstameet - Venice Beach, CA - To celebrate World Wide Instameet 9 with Instagram, Pete hosted an Instameet with over 200 attendees on the strand of Venice Beach.

#foggypierpressure - In the inaugural Pier Pressure Instameet, Pete invited local Instagrammers to come to the Manhattan Beach Pier and take photos. 

#FallintoPierPressure - Bringing Fall into season, Pete once again Invited local Instagrammers to come and collaborate, create and give into Pier Pressure at the Manhattan Beach Pier.