About Adam: Adam Coppola is a CT based commercial and advertising photographer/ director with 14 years of experience in the industry. Adam’s passion for creating powerful imagery is his constant guide. With every shoot, he pushes the capabilities of lighting to the limits. On set, Adam’s easy-going personality allows for a collaborative, comfortable & focused atmosphere. He feels fortunate to have collaborated with brands like Body Armor Energy Drink, GlaxoSmithKline, Mohegan Sun, CT Tourism, Cannondale Bikes, and Yale University. In 2011, he and his wife spent a year biking 12,591 miles through all 50 states. When he isn’t working on Coppola Photography projects he can be found spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, building farm tables, fishing for monster stripers, or surfing the RI breaks.
About Julie: Julie Bidwell is a Connecticut based commercial and editorial photographer. She shoots portraits, food, interiors and lifestyle for a wide range of clients in the Northeast and beyond. An active member of the photo community and mentor to young photographers, she’s on the board of ASMP CT. When not shooting you’ll find Julie on a kayak from May to November, picking up ephemera on walks or in the pottery studio making wonky bowls for shoots.
About Allegra: Allegra is a Connecticut-based professional photographer and owner of Allegra Home and Lifestyle Shop. She specializes in photographing portraits, food, interior design, and landscape architecture for commercial and editorial clients. She is the Past President of ASMP and a zero waste enthusiast.
Website: David Gunn Photography
About David: David Gunn a professional photographer with 20 plus years of experience working as an editorial and commercial photographer. David’s roots are in Photojournalism and he continues to work in that style moving quickly and precisely with minimal equipment. His images are energetic and composed with a high degree of storytelling. The results are honest and not overly produced. Working with David is a collaborative process — he is acutely aware of his clients’ needs and desires, and strives to learn every detail about a project before the camera even comes out of its’ bag. David’s career as a professional photographer has been a blessing and an honor, he never forgets how lucky he is to be engaged in this wonderful profession. He has travelled the world camera in hand and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. When not on the “road” David can be found in Fairfield, CT with his amazing wife their kids and a pack of poorly trained but very loveable Black Labs.
Logistics and Programs
About Barry: Barry founded Granite Studios in 1998. Since opening Granite Studios, Barry has become one of Fairfield County’s leading high-end digital professional photographers. He has been delivering architectural, corporate, still life and environmental portraiture photography to architects, builders, interior and landscape designers for more than 30 years. Barry’s artistic lighting expertise, his natural gift for composition, strong visual sensibilities and unique perspective allow him to deliver powerful images that capture the drama, stylistic details and nuances of a home, person or project creating an immediate and lasting impact that moves people and engages viewers.
About Rob: Robert Lisak is a photographer based in New Haven, Connecticut. He has done a wide range of work for commercial, architectural and non-profit clients, as well as pursuing several long term art projects. Robert is a member of ASMP and has an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art. He taught photography at the college level for twenty years, where he designed and implemented courses in digital photography. His photographs are held in several private collections.
About Lea: Lea Riveccio is a CT-based commercial photographer specializing in product, food and lifestyle photography. She has 12+ years in various areas of the industry. She has a passion for creating and visual storytelling. When she is not working on photo projects she can be found spending time with her family, cooking, hiking or making up stories about their two cats. She is also a certified plant based chef.
Social Media Communications
Linkedin: Cameron Sterling
Cameron has 15+ years of experience working with professional creatives in a range of markets. A few of his past clients include ASMP members, Wonderful Machine, Richard Avedon, Hiro, Adobe Stock, Tiffany & Co., Harperʼs Bazaar, and SKI / Skiing magazines. He earned a commercial photography BA at Brooks Institute of Photography in ‘04, a history BA from Kenyon College in ‘98, and studied advertising at the School of Visual Arts in the 2010’s.
About Doug: Doug Turney is a commercial and editorial photographer based in southeastern CT, specializing in various action sports. Since founding StudioA17, in 2015, Doug has traveled nationally, providing editorial coverage of the Monster Energy Professional Supercross series and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. Doug has provided content to international publications such as Dirt Action Magazine, MXVice.com , and GateDrop.com . He has also has provided commercial services to numerous individual racers and race teams. When not photographing, Doug contributes to the photography website fstoppers.com as a senior writer.
Sponsorship and Programs
About Carl: Carl Vernlund specializes in providing commercial and residential architects with award winning still and motion visuals for architecture, interiors, aerials and landscape design. Based in Central Connecticut, Carl covers all of New England and the Tri-State area. Embracing the latest technology and safety protocols, he produces stills, drone aerials, and 360 virtual tours. He discovered his passion for architecture and photography as a young man, traveling to Kenya to photograph wildlife and then studying architectural photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. Carl started his 30+ year career working as a staff photographer with Armstrong where he travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. Today Carl collaborates with many fine architectural, engineering and construction firms. His images have helped his clients earn awards form AIA and HBRA and have been featured in New England Home CT, CT Cottage & Gardens, Design + Decor, New Hampshire Home,
Antiques & Fine Arts and many others. Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, ASMP, Kodak
and Sinar-Bron have also recognized Carl’s work. Carl Currently serves as a Director of ASMP CT and serves on the Allied Advisory committee of AIA CT.
About Steve: Stephen Wang is a commercial photographer based in CT, with 10 years experience creating imagery for a variety of clients. He has a passion for telling a story and reflecting his subjects’ own character through dynamic photographs. When he’s without his camera, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors as much as possible, and telling terrible jokes.
About Steve: Father, husband and artist. Currently working as a commercial content creator Steve Walter graduated with high honors and a degree in visual communication. Working as an art director for almost a decade, moved toward a photographic career for the past 9 years. A combination of the two backgrounds has allowed him to create some compelling imagery that in many ways combines the best of both worlds. With a solid foundation of studio work as well as on location, Steve uses the tools necessary to create visually impactful imagery that is not limited to any one method.