Current exhibition AT THE GALLERY AT STILL RIVER EDITIONS
"Connecticut: Morning, Noon, and Night"
Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers Members’ Exhibition
JUNE 10 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, June 10, noon - 5 pm
Photographs by Allegra Anderson, Stacy Bass, Mike Cohen, Adam Coppola, Ron DiLaurenzio, Ronald Glassman, Nancy Hill, Barry Hyman, Robert Lisak, Christopher Rakoczy, Mark Savoia, Edwina Stevenson, Catherine Vanaria, Carl Vernlund, Peter Wnek, and Gale Zucker.
Each photographer is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.
CT ASMP Chapter President Ronald Glassman said of the exhibit's theme, "At CT ASMP we have, for years, been thinking about a 'day in the life of CT' statewide shoot. However we have not yet accomplished that goal. When Still River came to us with an exhibit offer we adapted the day in the life concept to fit with the statewide open house festival. CT is a diverse state. We hope that these images reflect that diversity."
Photographer bios and links below.
Exhibit framed by Koenig Frameworks, Newtown, CT.
The opening is a part of the State of Connecticut's Open House Day, a statewide holiday for which cultural institutions, galleries, and museums offer free or reduced admission or other incentives and programs to patrons. The website lists attractions by municipality, making it easy to find other things to do around Still River Editions on Open House Day.
Allegra Anderson is a nationally-published, Emmy Award winning professional photographer. She photographs for commercial, editorial and advertising clients, both on-location and at her studio in South Glastonbury. Her work is focused on lifestyle photography, including portraiture, food and travel, and home and garden. Anderson also serves as Vice-President of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA New Britain.
Fine art and editorial photographer Stacy Bass has been capturing the essence of a place through an intuitive use of light, color and composition for over a decade. Her signature images of architecture, interiors and gardens have resulted in three solo exhibitions and numerous awards. Her photography is part of many private and corporate collections and has been featured extensively in books and magazines including athome, Garden Design, Lillian August, Luxe Interiors + Design, House Beautiful, Horticulture, Living Etc., California Homes, British Homes & Gardens, Westport, Greenwich and many more. Bass graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1988 with a degree in political science. Bass is also a graduate of NYU School of Law where she concentrated on Copyright, Art and Entertainment law and she later became vice president of a publicly traded motion picture and television company, Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Bass is the author of two bestselling books celebrating the American landscape: In the Garden (Melcher Media/Perseus Books, 2012) and, Gardens at First Light (Moffly Media, 2015). A special collection of her fine art work is represented by Appleton Art Design.
Mike Cohen is a photographer based in New York and Connecticut. His clients include The New York Times, Absolut Vodka, Singer, Simon & Schuster, The Visual Brand, ECI New York, People Magazine, Grazia, The Daily Telegraph, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly. Cohen lives in Westport with his wife and two kids.
Adam Coppola is a Connecticut-based commercial photographer specializing in lifestyle, sports, tourism, and portrait photography. Coppola has a passion for creating imagery that has a powerful voice, imagery that speaks to the viewer in a way that evokes feelings, emotions, and encourages behavior.
Ron DiLaurenzio is a native of Naugatuck, CT who lived for a few years in California where he developed his photographic skills with a film camera and many hours in the darkroom. He currently resides in Bethlehem, CT. Much of his work reflects his love of nature, but it is obvious in his work that he has many diverse interests. Machinery, architecture, and recently street photography are areas he explores most often. He has traveled throughout the United States and has more trips planned, where he will be able to capture many new images. Since 2010 DiLaurenzio has won “Best of Show," first, second, and third place ribbons at the Bethlehem Fair. In 2014 he competed in a “Hunt for Americana” contest sponsored by Great American TV where he was the runner-up in the Northeast section of the USA. When not looking through the lens of his camera, DiLaurenzio spends time on other hobbies such as woodworking, bicycling, canoeing or kayaking, motorcycle touring, and also manages to squeeze in time to work full time in IT.
Ronald Glassman is a photographer, writer and filmmaker. In each medium he strives to tell a story. He photographs people and places and writes and films stories about real people whose lives have been affected some way by hardship. Over the course of a long career he has documented the transformation of communities and peoples lives. Many of his clients are non-profit organizations whose missions are to help people better their lives by finding permanent housing, better jobs and cope with debilitating diseases. Through his work he strives to show compassion to those who are in need. Glassman first picked up a camera in high school and has been shooting/filming ever since. He has a BA from Hampshire College, a MFA from Columbia University and served an apprenticeship at the Gray Film Atelier. His work can be viewed at www.rlgmedia.com and his recent theater work at www.ronaldglassmanphotography.com.
Nancy Elizabeth Hill has been capturing images of various subjects over the years, enjoying the moments of light and space through interiors, landscapes, lifestyle and stock. She is a Minnesota transplant now residing in Connecticut shooting for magazines, various decorators, and architects. She is a member of ASMP and available for travel.
Barry A. Hyman trained in photographic technique by apprenticing with many great New York commercial photographers. After numerous apprenticeships, Barry continued to hone his skills in architecture, still life and portraiture as a Senior Photographer at Christie’s. At the end of his tenure at Christie’s Mr. Hyman directed a digital photo studio for a commercial real estate online venture.
In 1998 Hyman founded Granite Studios LLC in Westport Connecticut. Since opening Granite Studios, Hyman has become one of Fairfield County’s leading high-end digital professional photographers. He has been delivering architectural, exterior, interior, real estate, commercial, corporate, still life, landscape, environmental portraiture and stock photography to architects, builders, realtors, corporate businesses, interior and landscape designers for more than 30 years.
Robert Lisak is a photographer and videographer based in New Haven. He has done a wide range of work for commercial, architectural and non-profit clients, as well as pursuing his personal work for the past twenty five years. Lisak is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and has an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art. For more than twenty years he taught Photography at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where he created the digital photography courses in the Media Studies Department.
Christopher Rakoczy - Formed in 2003, Rakoczy Photography has been providing commercial and governmental clients with high quality photography since its start. Rakoczy Photography specializes in corporate events, conceptual photo-illustrations, high-tech product imagery, architecture and panoramic photography.
Rakoczy Photography offers a variety of photography and video services, is available for assignment work, and offers stock images as well as fine art quality nature and landscape prints.
Mark Savoia is a fine-art photographer, master digital giclée printmaker, and co-owner and Vice-president of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions in Danbury, CT. In 2010, Savoia received an artist fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism for his black and white digital photography. Savoia is a graduate of the New England School of Photography, and exhibits his photography nationally. He is a resident of New Fairfield, CT.
Edwina Stevenson is a commercial photographer based in Branford, CT for 27 years. With a background in Fine Art and Art History, she creates photographs for companies, annual reports, magazines, designers, and advertising agencies. She specializes in people photography industrial, corporate, advertising, location, aerial, and product photography. She also works on projects now and then, mostly in Black and White and usually relating to industries she finds visually interesting. She enjoys the natural world, the mechanical world, the musical world, as well as being a two- and four-wheel motorsports enthusiast.
She says of her photograph in the exhibit, "This black and white image is from a project where I was photographing and documenting in a CT neighborhood on Long Island Sound. The series is called As We Are."
Catherine Vanaria is a fine-art photographer, printer, and educator, and the co-owner and President of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions. Vanaria is also an Associate Professor of Photography and Chair of the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. She holds a BFA from Hartford Art School, an MA in Digital Photography from Savannah College of Arts and Design, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Art Institute of Boston. She received a Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism fellowship in 2004. Vanaria's first photography monograph, The Boston Years: The Music Scene in Photographs 1979-1986, was published by Laughing Camera Press in 2008. She is a resident of New Fairfield, CT.
Carl Vernlund specializes in architectural and interior photography and serves as the current President of the CT Chapter of ASMP. He earned a B.S. in Pro Photography from RIT and a Masters of Management from Penn State University. He was a Senior Photographer at Armstrong for sixteen years and Assistant Studio Manager and Senior Photographer for six years at Filene’s/Macy’s CT studio. He founded Carl Vernlund Photography in 2007.
Vernlund believes the most important element in architectural photography is the skillful use of light to define form and highlight texture. With a background in film based room set photography, Vernlund enjoys the control and efficiency that digital photography affords in illustrating the most beautiful and dramatic spaces. An FAA certified Remote Pilot, Vernlund also uses “drones” to capture unique aerial perspectives of commercial and residentialproperties.
Peter Wnek is a commercial photographer based out of Meriden, CT. With an interest in photography that began in his youth, Wnek continues to perfect his craft, which encompasses a blend of commercial and industrial assignments, portraiture and skillful portrayals of the areas finest nature, sea and landscape images. Wnek’s style of photography span from the altered and image composite photos of the digital realms for his commercial assignments to a more ethereal, romantic feel of his small format camera captures, while at the same time striving for the purist's perspective when creating an image with a large format view camera.
Always looking to glorify the beauty of nature, the natural landscape is certainly the photographic expression that “most makes his heart sing." Especially gratifying is the successful capture of the powerful yet soothing effect that an image of water invokes or perhaps the frozen moment of nostalgia or the pastel palette of a serene morning sunrise.
Gale Zucker has a degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. She began her career as a stringer for the New York Times, at the same time fulfilling regular assignments from Business Week, Forbes, Yankee, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Woman's Day, and others. Zucker photographs on location in a storytelling style for commercial, editorial, and corporate projects in a wide range of subjects. She is the photographer/co-author, with Joan Tapper, of the books Shear Spirit and Craft Activism (both Random House/Clarkson Potter). She also photographed Mason Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines (Random House/Clarkson Potter) on location in Tennessee and NY. When not photographing or traveling, knitting, or dog wrangling, Zucker can be found in shoreline Connecticut with her family.
ABOUT THE GALLERY AT STILL RIVER EDITIONS
The Gallery at Still River Editions has hosted national and regional photographers and artists since 1989. In spring 2011, after a brief hiatus from exhibiting new work, the gallery returned to hosting shows on a quarterly basis. The Gallery's mission is to show traditional and digital prints of photographs and fine artwork, and to be a center of creativity and connection in the Danbury area.
The Gallery at Still River Editions is open during normal business hours 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, and during posted hours for special events. The Gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions at this time.