Pieter was born on Long Island, NY and later grew up in Mexico, France and Belgium. Upon his return to the States, he settled in Los Angeles.
In the late 80’s Pieter entered the world of four-star advertising agencies as a Senior Art Director, later Associate Creative Director. Before that, Pieter worked as a designer at the now-defunct Hearst newspaper, the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
Since retiring from his 40-year career in advertising, he has returned to photography.
In 2020, Regal House published "The Purpose of Things," a collaboration with poet Peter Serchuk.