Cary Wolinsky – Consulting Director

Cary Wolinsky began working as a news and magazine photographer for The Boston Globe in 1968 while completing a degree in journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. By 1972 he was freelancing for Natural History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Newsweek, and International Wildlife. For 35 years Cary photographed for National Geographic Magazine, specializing in historical and cultural assignments that were global in scope.

Cary took a leading role in introducing quality photography to electronic publishing. He co-founded and has been active in the several editorial, educational, and arts initiatives including Picture Network International (now Jupiter Images), an on-line photography database system. He is co-founder of TRIIIBE (an artists collaborative), Trillium Studios (a photography, design and film company), and (a slightly loony website designed to help people make better photographs).

Cary’s photographs have been licensed for advertising and editorial use in hundreds of publications throughout the world. His photographic prints have been exhibited and acquired by museums and private collections in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. Currently Cary is photographing and producing films with his son Yari Wolinsky.

Damian Hickey – Program Director, Waltham Campus

Damian Hickey is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in American Photo, Home Magazine, Design New England, and Architectural Digest. After studying fine art and concentrating in drawing and sculpture, first at the University of Chicago and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Damian fell in love with photography through playing with Photoshop. He received a Certificate in Professional Photography from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, where he is now an instructor. He is influenced by contemporary and classic fashion and advertising photography, as well as by 19th and 20th century painting. He lives and has a studio in Jamaica Plain.

Michael Cunningham – Program Director, Washington Campus

Michael Cunningham is an Award Winning photographer with over 25 years of professional experience. His clients have included some of the worlds largest corporations including Wachovia Bank, RJR Tobacco, Sara Lee, BB&T, General Mills and Starz Entertainment, LLC. He is best known for his four best selling photo essay books, one of which has sold over 125k copies and has been adapted into an award winning, nationally touring, stage play, calendar, stationary, crystal figurines (Lenox) and soon to be featured on a cereal box.

Ron Aira

Ron specializes in advertising and editorial photography. Based in Washington, DC, his work has appeared in Essence, Glamour, Forbes and Washingtonian magazines. He divides his time between commercial work and personal photo projects using traditional photo techniques and digital photography. Ron has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Robert Caputo
Robert worked as a cine cameraman in Tanzania for the TV series Jane Goodall and the World of Animal Behavior. Living in Kenya from 1976–1979, he shot wildlife photography and worked as a stringer for Time, Life and other magazines. Since 1980 Robert has been a regular contributor to National Geographic. He has won awards from NPPA Pictures of the Year, Communications Arts and the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. His photographs were displayed in the exhibition Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic. Solo shows include The Horn of Africa, in Perpignan, France, and Recent Works in Birmingham, AL. Robert’s photos have appeared in Geo, Natural History, Life, Time, Outside, Audubon, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Scientific American and many other publications. He has published two children’s photographic books, Hyena Day (1978) and More Than Just Pets (1980), and two photographic essay books, Journey Up The Nile (1988) and Kenya Journal (1992). Robert co-founded Aurora & Quanta Productions, a photo stock agency and new-media production house based in Portland, ME. He wrote the story for and was associate producer of the TNT Original film Glory & Honor. Robert is coauthor of The National Geographic Photographers’ Field Guide and wrote National Geographic field guides on landscape and people and portrait photography.

Jordan de Guzman

Jordan is a Boston-based photographer specializing in food, product and illustration assignments. He studied traditional darkroom black and white printing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and travel photography at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Jordan is a CDIA graduate and has assisted Jim Scherer from whom he learned the art and magic behind high-end food photography. Jordan’s clients include the AIDS Action Committee, Brandeis University, Contour Design, Farming Turtles, LinBro, New Boston Fund Inc. and Whole Foods Market.

Paul Dube

Paul is a commercial photographer based on the north shore of Boston. As co-owner and founder of HOTSHOTS Advertising Photography, Inc., he has completed numerous assignments for corporate clients in the Boston area including HASBRO, OSRAM Sylvania, Dunkin’Donuts, NEC and BD Biosciences, providing images for use on packaging, print ads, trade exhibits and websites. He has worked in the field for over thirty-five years and currently specializes in studio product photography and location commercial and architectural shoots. Paul graduated from the New England School of Photography in 1972.

Jack Foley

Jack began his career in wedding and portrait photography over twenty-five years ago. His attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to relate to clients helped him establish a successful business, creating client referrals and relationships with top hotels and wedding venues. In 1985 he purchased and ran a film processing lab, eventually adding editorial storytelling, corporate marketing and commercial advertising photography to his repertoire. Jack is knowledgeable in all aspects of production from concept to delivery, for print advertising or web usage, either in studio or on location.

Kevin Goggin

Kevin is a photographer and retoucher with a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He started his photography career in Boston as an assistant for some of the city’s leading photographers. At the same time Kevin was exploring digital imaging and began to teach courses and seminars in Photoshop. His knowledge of Photoshop led to a variety of retouching work from high fashion to automotive retouch, and he worked on more than a dozen car campaigns. Kevin is now based in New York where he does fashion and editorial photography as well as retouching work. Kevin has traveled and taught photography in India, spending four months there in 2007 at the Light and Life Academy in Ooty.

Robert Holley
Rob has photographed Olympic champions in Lake Tahoe, athletes for Sports Illustrated, and auto racing around the world. He was the Director of Photography for America Online’s first on-line soap opera. While all of his jobs have helped shape Rob’s vision into what it’s become today, the time he spent photographing children at Mattel Toys had a profound effect on him: “I learned very quickly while at Mattel that you have to let kids be kids. They know instinctively if you are being fake. I let them be themselves, and their natural joy and innocence comes through.” With his years of experience, his artistic ability, and his focus on creativity, Rob has continued to build his reputation. This vision led him down a new path – one that has brought him overwhelming success in the wedding industry. Focusing on images that are real and spontaneous, Rob works in an unobtrusive way. He captures the nuances that make each wedding unique, so they can be remembered for a lifetime. His philosophy on wedding photography is simple: “I believe wedding photographs should record the essence of the occasion, tell a story, and illuminate the spirit and emotions of the celebration. I’ll capture the natural random moments of your wedding, which reflect the grace, beauty, and joy of your day.”

Jeff Hutchens
Jeff Hutchens, the son of an American diplomat, spent his childhood throughout the U.S. and across China, South Africa, and the Philippines. He has shot professionally on six continents, where he has faced grizzly bears, lava floes, Komodo Dragons, and all manner of corrupt officials. From work on the surreality of life in China, to documenting underground epidemics in the jungles of central Africa, and photographing polar bears in the Arctic Circle, he captures images that convey transcendent moods and subtle beauty. Additionally, Jeff is the host of a six-part travel/adventure series airing on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows him and his filmmaker brother as they document far-flung regions of China through their respective lenses. He is based in Washington, DC.

Erik Jacobs
Erik Jacobs is an award-winning photojournalist based in Boston, MA.  He studied photojournalism at Western Kentucky University and began working as a freelance photographer in 2005 after a stint as the Thomas Morgan Intern in Visual Journalism at The New York Times.  Erik has won many industry awards and his work has been published in leading national and international publications including: Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Travel and Leisure Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, The Times of London, The Independent (UK), Scientific American Magazine and others.  Erik is currently expanding his role as still photographer to incorporate video though his company Anthem Multimedia.

Lou Jones

Lou specializes in photo illustration and location photography for corporate, advertising and collateral projects. His clients include Nike, FedEx, KLM, Met Life and Fortune magazine. He spent much time in the 1980s on CODELs (Congressional Delegations), photographing government, military and guerrilla leaders in Central America. The end of the decade brought a photo essay on Perestroika and the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1990, Lou was commissioned by the Museum of Afro- American History to document women of success and influence. The resulting exhibition, Sojourner’s Daughters, was highly acclaimed by the fine art community. His images have been exhibited in galleries throughout the country, including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York; and the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston.

Michael Kress
Michael Bennett Kress & Associates’ six full-time photographers deliver creativity, innovation, and value. Known for artfully capturing life-cycle events with a range of styles and prices, MBK has won the International Special Events Society (ISES) award for Best Wedding Photography Award for seven of the last ten years and is recognized for outstanding wedding photography each year in Washingtonian Magazine’s wedding guide. While the new Michael Bennett Kress & Associates studio offers a sleek, modern environment top to bottom, it is the emotional connection between photographer and client that has driven the work. As their three decades worth of clients will attest, the work of Michael Bennett Kress & Associates represents a true reflection of the joyous celebrations they cover.

Mike Lappin
Mike began his career in the printing trade in NYC making corrections to images on letterpress printing plates for high-end advertising agencies. 30 years later he now does essentially the same work digitally. In addition to advertising Mike has worked on images that have appeared in Victoria’s Secret catalog and similar publications. Currently, Mike is production manager for quality assurance at National Geographic Magazine, where he has the privilege of working with some of the best photographers in the world. An avid Photoshop user, Mike also provides photo restoration and retouching services through his company, Just Imagine Photo. Mike is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Tom O’Brien
Tom has over twenty years experience in high-end printing, pre-press, digital imaging, and color management environments. He is a specialist in color management systems and the integration of color systems in digital photographic workflows. Tom served as Director of Marketing and Professional Services for Kodak Professional that focused on end-to-end digital workflow integration, software, and training services. He contributed to new color automation product introductions for Kodak’s digital camera, monitor, and output software products including high-fidelity color management and large format printing solutions.

Andrea Servidone Pelto
Andrea is a wedding and portrait photographer, and the owner of Servidone Studios Photography; a Boston-based studio. She has been published in print and online publications, such as: Bliss Celebrations Guide, Southern New England Weddings, WellWed, Style Me Pretty,, WeddingWire, BayState Parent, High-fi weddings and more.

Andrea was a Fine Arts major at Lehigh University where she studied traditional b+w film photography and graphic design. She then received her Certificate in Professional Digital Photography from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. At CDIA, Andrea fell in love with the challenging, fast-paced world of wedding photography. She has been influenced by graphic arts, and by masters of painting from the late 19th century; her work is bright, romantic, light-hearted and modern.

Elias Polcheira
Elias graduated in communications and advertising and that time he learned the basics of film photography. He is alumnus at the Digital Photography program at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Because of his previous 5-year experience in teaching ESL he became a TA at the program he had just graduated. He has a photojournalistic approach on everything he shoots. “I am always trying to find a story and ways to engage viewers on it”. He has been teaching at other institutions and offering private tutoring to photographers who need to improve on certain specific skills. His work was published in fashion magazines and weekly newspapers. He keeps carrying on personal projects, which for him, were the reason to start photographing.

Joey Pulone
In his previous life, Joey Puloné spent 12 years as an art director and graphic designer. After a lifetime of passion for photography, Joey finally couldn’t quiet the voice inside his heart. With his creative talents, people skills, and passion, he launched his career into photography 6 years ago. What really sets Joey apart is his relaxed, cheeky style, and his ability to connect with people from all walks of life–a skill grown out of necessity coming of age in many different towns all over California, Virginia and Maryland. His innate curiosity and compassion for people is what sets the foundation of trust– upon which easy and playful photos grow.

Robert Rathe
After receiving a BA from George Washington University, Robert jumped right into freelancing instead of grad school when, by chance, he was asked to photograph a presidential gala at the Wolftrap Performing Arts Center. With two years of performance/theatrical photography as additional education, he began focusing on corporate and advertising markets. He traveled extensively for clients including AT&T, Computer Sciences, Dell Computer, DynCorp, ExxonMobil, General Electric, GTE, IBM, NASDAQ, PEPCO, Unisys and Verizon. Robert has been active in the industry, serving on the boards of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and StockArtists Alliance (SAA). He is the coauthor of the ASMP publication On Buying Photography and has spoken about both the creative and business aspects of photography at colleges, universities and trade shows.

Vincent Ricardel
Vincent Ricardel has enjoyed a 20-plus year career specializing in editorial and advertising photography. He is well known as a portrait photographer and his work is regularly featured in publications such as Washingtonian. Some of his subject include Kevin Bacon, Dr. Oz, Sandra Bernhard, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and Calvin Klein. Ricardel recently completed an art book on archtop guitars and portraits of musicians who play them. He is the recipient of the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists first and second place awards for magazine photojournalism. His partial credits and client list include: USA Weekend Magazine, Business Week, Time, W Magazine, American Express Publishing, TV Guide Channel, Twinlab, HSBC and Charles Schwab. A collection of Vincent’s images is syndicated by Getty images, Contour Photos and the Photo Library. Vincent resides in Alexandria, Virginia and splits his time between Alexandria and New York City.

Felix Rust

Felix flirted with photography in High School and college but when his son was born in 1999 he started a project that turned him into a professional photographer. He began taking images of his son every single day and posting them online so his extended family could watch him grow up. With his son, now 14, and his daughter, 11, he has posted more than 12,000 images. Felix soon began taking pictures of other people’s children and then shot his first wedding – that of his son’s kindergarten teacher. He now has difficulty keeping up with the demand for his unique, photojournalistic approach to weddings and meticulously designed wedding albums. He operates his studio, Felix Rust Photographers, from Cambridge.

Sonny Sensor
Sonny is an internationally published, and an award winning photographer since 1993, and is available for assignments throughout the US, South America, and Europe. With clients of all sizes and industries, the assignments Sonny covers are fashion, beauty, lifestyle, corporate, editorial, architecture and resort. Models are also welcome. Sonny is passionate about creating high impact images for advertising. The use of light, composition, space, story telling and personality personifies Sonny’s true talent of this medium.

Doug Sanford

An award-winning ex-military/combat intelligence photographer, Doug’s work has been seen in Rolling Stone, People, Cosmopolitan and InStyle as well as in national ads for clients including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, and Discovery. An honors graduate of the Brooks Institute and recipient of numerous ADDY and Art Director awards for his work, Doug has recently completed a powerful piece entitled I.Hate.You. Letters to a Cheating Boyfriend.

Robert Severi

Robert has more than 25 years experience shooting editorial, corporate and advertising assignments for a wide variety of clients including The Discovery Channel, IBM, PBS, United Airlines, Pepsi-Cola, US Marine Corps and Windham Hill Records. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as Washingtonian Magazine and Communication Arts Photography Annual. After attending The American University in Washington, DC, and completing graduate work at The University of Missouri School of Journalism, Robert accepted an internship at a newspaper in Salem, OR, where he developed a passion for environmental portraiture. This interest has since evolved into conceptual portraits and photo illustration.

David Sharpe

For over 25 years, David has created award winning corporate, advertising and editorial images. He is known for turning abstract concepts into thought provoking images, and for making even the most mundane objects visually exciting. David is sought after by leading design firms, corporations and industries to make powerful images that reflect corporate identity, promote a cause, product, and/or service. He works with photographer/ stylist/producer Madeleine Harrell as Sharpe + Harrell Photography. David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with BA in 1971.

John Still

John has worked for 22 years as a freelance photographer/illustrator/graphics and motion designer. He began his career as a commercial still-life photographer in Boston’s Chinatown, where he developed a highly textural and layered multiple media approach to image making. This approach has enabled him to assimilate and integrate digital imaging tools. Since the early 1990s, his work, though still informed by traditional photography, has been assembled and processed using digital image capture, 2D and 3D CG, video and motion graphics tools. His projects require flexible, dynamic imagery and designs that must be multipurposed from web to print to video applications. John’s clients include 3M, AT&T, Advance PCS/CareMark, AutoDesk, Ball Corp, Bank of America, Canon, Geotel/Cisco, CitiBank, Dean Witter, Fidelity Investments, SC Johnson Wax, IBM, Intel, MIT MediaLab and Time. Awards include AR100, Adobe Digital Video Sampler Reels, Print’s Regional Design Annual, HOW magazine, Art Direction/ Creativity, ADCB Design Show, Connecticut AD Show, Hatch Awards and ASMP Big Picture Show.

Lauren Stockbower

After graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri, Lauren worked for a decade both as a staff newspaper photographer and freelancer throughout Asia. For 20 years she has worked as a picture editor for various publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, Business- Week, and US News & World Report. She now freelances as a picture editor for clients such as National Geographic Traveler and USA Today.

Bob Straus

Bob has been a professional commercial photographer for over 40 years. He’s traveled the world on assignment, with a client list that includes Rolex Watch Co., Lexus, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox Sports, Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Nike, NFL, NBA, USTA, USGA, Popular Photography, Time, Sports Illustrated, Penske Racing, Pennzoil, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, Polo Ralph Lauren, and CARE. In addition to teaching at CDIA, Bob speaks in Sony Digital Days workshops in numerous cities. He has lectured on social issues at a New York City area university, and, for ten years, sat on a panel of diverse executives in Houston advising high school seniors on career choices. Bob worked as an account manager and writer at a New York City ad agency, and was an executive at a mechanical engineering and construction company with domestic and international onshore and offshore operations. Currently, Bob is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Police Athletic League. Bob holds a degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Master of Science degree in Folklore, social anthropology, from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Matt Teuten

Matt is a Boston-based photographer with extensive experience in event and documentary photography, newspapers and commercial projects. Some of his event and documentary clients include Diesel Clothing, the Boston Red Sox Foundation, Rafanelli Events, the Democratic National Committee, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Boston Globe, The Patriot Ledger, Boston Phoenix, Tivoli (Henry Kloss) Audio and First Act Musical Instruments. He has also photographed hundreds of live music performances by many of the music industry’s leading acts, ranging from BB King to Aerosmith. Matt has also received Alternative Press’ Music Photos of the Year award.

Sharon White

Sharon has been a photographer in Boston for 20 years. Along with Bob Packert, she formed the commercial photography business White/Packert and has had the opportunity to work for many advertising agencies and companies including Bose, Canon, Boston Magazine, Citibank/Mastercard, Cole Haan, Sinar Bron, Putnam Investments, Boston Globe Magazine, Reebok, Shure Microphones, TDK Electronics, and Fidelity Investments. Sharon’s stock photography is represented by Getty Images. Her work has been highlighted in PDN and View Camera magazines and has won awards from the NY Art Directors Club, Studio Magazine (Toronto), CA Design Annual, PDN Digital, One Show and Graphis Photography Annual.

Tina Williams

Tina has more than 17 years experience working with art directors and designers. Skilled in both traditional and digital photography, she excels at electronic image enhancement and cataloguing solutions. She was a digital beta-tester for Eastman Kodak for over 9 years and began training with digital in 1991. An alum of the prestigious Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Tina has won numerous awards from the Advertising Association of America and Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. Working at the forefront of digital technology, she was among the first winners of the coveted Digital PIX award, and has been featured in numerous articles, including the 2007 Photo District News article, “50 Photographers/50 States;” she was selected as the representative photographer from Virginia. Tina has sat on the board of directors for The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, and is currently the Chairperson of Advertising Photographers of America, DC chapter, as well as a member of APA’s National Board.

Lara Woolfson

Lara is the co-founder of Studio Nouveau, a creative team specializing in artistic wedding imagery and destination weddings. Her work has been published in Wedding Vows Magazine and Glamour online. Lara studied photography at California State University and is currently working toward her MFA. She has exhibited work at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston as a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art and was accepted into the 2008 Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibit at Gallery 808.

Moshe Zusman

Moshe Zusman, owner of Moshe Zusman Photography, has more than seven years’ experience as a professional photographer. During that time he has done hundreds of wedding, event, corporate, portrait and fashion shoots in the Washington, D.C., area and worldwide. With a unique, bold, confident style tailored to the event he is shooting, Moshe is recognized for innovative use of lighting and color with a distinctly modern edge. Coupled with a charismatic personal style that sets clients at ease and an eye for the candid, spontaneous moments that define an event, Moshe’s highly regarded work has earned him accolades including the WeddingWire Brides Choice Award 2009 & 2010, and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including PEOPLE Magazine.

Moshe is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and the Professional Photographers Society of Greater Washington (PPSGW). He is an instructor at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington, D.C., and has been featured at several coaching and mentoring workshops and guest speaking engagements on the topic of photography.