GUEST JUDGES - Gallery of Hope

Steven Bart Stregevsky

Steve was born in Chicago in 1955. Childhood in Jim Crow New Orleans.

The family moved to Cleveland, under stark personal protest. I was indentured in 1970 to Hastings-Willinger & Associates commercial photographers. One might consider this an apprenticeship. I was lucky to learn the basics of Peter and Al. Attended Cleveland Heights high school class of 1974, Distributive Education. Painter, Larry Krauss, Art teacher, Cleveland Institute of Art and Mentor.

Scholastic Arts Awards, Cane Park Art Gallery, CIA May Show. Merrill David Color Lab Tec, American Greetings Corporation, Kent State, Case Western Reserve University, The 80’s, Cleveland Jewish News, Steven B Photo, JCF, Community photographer, Gallery of Hope resident artist-provocateur. Presently under what might be called house arrest with a Piezography printer, a computer and a lifetime of images. The practice of the fine print. Major influences Nick Hobeyze and his friend, Minor White, Zone System, Fred Picker, J. Scott Kelly, Light and shadow.



Stan Cheslock

Stan Cheslock was born and raised in Orlando and is happily married with three children. Stan graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Photographic Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology.

In 1990 he, his wife Charlene, and partner Steve De Meer moved back to Orlando where they opened S & S Custom Photographic Svc, a custom photo lab. S & S processed and printed for local professionals as well as for international photographers. Stan developed relationships with commercial clients such as Coke, Pepsi, Ford Modeling Agency and others. With digital imaging coming on strong in the mid to late '90s Stan shifted gears from printing and processing to Portrait and Wedding photography which is where their focus lies today. Their site... www.snsweddings.com



Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O’Connell was born and raised in East Central Florida areas of Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. He has a wife of 27 years, Maureen, and a 20-year-old daughter, Rachel.

Kevin earned an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Photography in the 1980s. He managed and owned, along with Maureen, custom photo labs in Merritt Island through the late ’80s, the ’90s and into the early 2000s. He worked as a Photographer supporting the Atlas launch program at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and as a Photographer supporting the manned launch operations during the end of the Shuttle era at Kennedy Space Center. He now works with Disney Fine Art Photography as a Photographer, editor, and educator, and as an Adjunct Photography Instructor at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, FL.

Additionally, Kevin has an ongoing personal project photographing urban landscapes which can be viewed on Instagram @kmoc777 and on his website: www.kmocphoto.myportfolio.com



Ron Rosenzweig

Ron Rosenzweig is a full-time professional photographer specializing in architectural and advertising photography serving clients throughout Florida.

Ron has over 30 years of experience photographing weddings, portraits, model portfolios, automobile racing, and small products and architecture.

Located in Stuart, Ron and his wife Cheryl (watercolor artist) enjoy travel, creative workshops and sharing their passion for the visual arts.

Review Ron’s work at www.rons-prophoto.com



Sam Wolfe

Sam Wolfe is a freelance photographer currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to moving to SC in 2018, Sam worked full-time as a photojournalist for nearly 20 years, the last 10 of which he spent working at TCPalm and Treasure Coast Newspapers where he covered sports, breaking news and events dealing with the Indian River Lagoon.

In addition to his editorial work, Sam also enjoys astrophotography and wildlife photography, including underwater macro photography.

His work can be viewed at www.samwolfe.com


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