Contact Us & Bio - Peter Billard Photographer
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Contact Us & Bio

You can reach Peter Billard directly and he’ll be happy to talk with you:

Peter Billard Photographer

160 Oak Street Suite 206

Glastonbury CT 06033

860-633-6300

pbillard@snet.net

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Peter’s interest in photography began as a teenager while living overseas. Sunday drives with the family and his Dad’s camera did it. He went to Beloit College (B.A. in Art), Philadelphia College of Art, The Center of the Eye (workshops) in Aspen, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Mentors, other photographers, instructors, fellow students, and learning on his own all played important roles.

 

A big challenge was transitioning a photography hobby/interest into a livelihood. How?–by creating a new portfolio of appropriate images, making calls and visits, producing good work, and staying in touch. Early work consisted of product shots, interiors, architecture, portraits, advertising, corporate, and more. Throughout it all, Peter’s always enjoyed blending the artistic, technical, and business aspects of running a studio.

 

Peter started the Connecticut ASMP chapter in 1994 with the help of many other dedicated photographers. He served as president, board member, program director, and newsletter editor.

 

As the Internet, stock photography, and royalty free images were about to change the photography landscape, Peter switched from a broad range of work to a narrow one not about to be found online: corporate, professional, and business portraits. In other words, photos of actual people.

 

Peter has initiated community projects where photography played an important role, presented at secondary schools and community colleges, and raised money numerous times for local educational and social service programs. He has served as a board member for the Glastonbury Education Foundation, Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, CT River Valley Chamber, and Oak Business Commons.

 

The studio has been at its same Glastonbury location since 1982. Peter and Nancy have lived in Hebron, CT since before they were married in 1984.

 

The goal? Continue to make the world more beautiful by making people look good, one portrait at a time.