Lawrence J. Bilansky, JD, CPA’s interest in photography stems back to the fifth grade when he got his first camera. In college he worked as a newspaper photographer for the UWM Post and as a freelance stringer for several local weekly papers. Larry moved on to become a wedding photographer for one of Milwaukee’s more prestigious studios coming to CT.
One of Larry’s specialties is Nontraditional Portraiture, which he defines as anything you want it to be other than the standard studio portraits. Included, along with studio work such as intimate portraits (often referred to as “boudoir” photography) and figure studies, is live action photography – performance photographs of theatre, sports, dance, musicians and workplace portraits.
His works have been exhibited in a number of juried art shows as well as several galleries in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Reading, Pennsylvania.
Faith’s interest in photography goes back as far as she can remember. She would take pictures with her point and shoot camera whenever she got the opportunity – family events, vacations etc. When she met Larry, who had been involved in photography at various levels, about 17 years ago, Faith became more serious about photography. After marrying in 1999, Faith began working with and learning from Larry as her interest expanded. She now frequently shoots along with Larry as she develops her skills. Several of her photos have been exhibited locally, including in juried shows, Open Studio Hartford and her work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.
Faith can be seen talking pictures for the Suffield Players, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival, WWUH-FM (University of Hartford alternative public radio) and other community-based organizations in the Hartford area.