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Luke Bronin is the 67th mayor of the City of Hartford. He was sworn in on January 1, 2016.
Mayor Bronin is a husband, a father, a veteran, and an attorney, and he is committed to building a stronger Hartford for all of Hartford’s residents.
Mayor Bronin has had the opportunity to serve in senior positions in both federal and state government. In 2013, he was appointed by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy to serve as General Counsel. In his position as the governor’s chief lawyer, Bronin partnered with legislators and state agency officials to advance the Governor’s agenda, and he was deeply involved in developing policies to combat veterans’ homelessness, expand economic opportunities, reform our criminal justice system, and protect our environment.
Prior to his role in Governor Malloy's office, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. In that role, he helped lead the federal government's efforts to isolate and disrupt international terrorist groups, and advanced U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
Previously, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, as an international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, and as Chief of Staff to the President of Property and Casualty Operations at the Hartford Financial Services Group, one of the capital city’s largest employers. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was a member of the military's anti-corruption task force during his deployment to Afghanistan from September 2010 to April 2011. Most recently, Bronin worked as a partner at the law firm Hinckley Allen. Prior to his election, Bronin proudly served on the boards of the Hartford Public Library and the Amistad Center for Arts and Culture.
Bronin earned his B.A. and J.D. from Yale University and his M.A. from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He and his wife Sara live in Hartford with their three young kids.
Edward Miner “Ned” Lamont, Jr. was sworn into office on January 9, 2019 as the 89th governor of Connecticut.
Lamont got involved in public service shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a town hit by the loss of its largest employer. Covering town meetings and the Board of Selectmen, he helped to bring voice and transparency to a community working to recover from job losses and reinvent itself. Later, as a member of both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Lamont worked in a bipartisan effort to safeguard a multimillion-dollar budget and deliver results for constituents. For four years, Lamont also served as Chairman of the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing a multibillion-dollar state pension fund.
Lamont started his own company, taking on the large and established giants of the telecom industry. Under his vision and stewardship, the company grew to serve over 400 of America's largest college campuses and 1 million college students across the nation.
As a volunteer teacher, Lamont sought to give back to his community by volunteering at Harding High School in Bridgeport. In an effort to spark entrepreneurship, Lamont taught students about the inner-workings of small businesses, bringing in local businesspeople to share their own experiences, and helping to place students in local internships. Lamont is on the faculty of Central Connecticut State University as an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy, where he also helped to found a popular business start-up competition. In early 2009, he helped lead an initiative to bring together Connecticut leaders from across the business, nonprofit, and labor sectors to unite in a strategy to create new jobs in the state.
As a candidate for United States Senate in 2006, he stood up for his convictions and challenged the political establishment. Taking on long-time incumbent Joe Lieberman for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate, Lamont campaigned on the platform that wars in the Middle East were draining resources and attention that could be better focused on pressing domestic issues like the economy, education, and healthcare. As a private citizen, he fought for the issues in which he believes, serving on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group, non-profits which seek to make a difference in the humanitarian and renewable energy fields, respectively.
Lamont was born on January 3, 1954, in Washington, D.C. to Camille Helene and Edward Miner Lamont. The eldest of three children, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and served as president of the student newspaper, The Exonian. After graduating Phillips Exeter in 1972, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Harvard College in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management in 1980.
Lamont married his wife Annie on September 10, 1983. They have three children: Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy.
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I believe that the world is full of art and I enjoy capturing images that are full of color. In 2012, I took a drive by myself into a different route. Equipped with my first digital camera, I stopped and took pictures of whatever caught my eye. Since then, I have studied photography on my own, taken thousands of images, developed my style and invested in better equipment. As for now, I haven’t found my main passion in photography, but I can be found photographing everything from animals, events, models, buildings, anything that capture my interest. I live in Newington, CT and many of my photos are from Connecticut and some from Massachusetts. I enjoy the time taking photographs especially taking my time on camera settings, lights, and overall to capture a perfect photo. Most of my work I learn through online tutorials from professional photographers, reading photography magazines and buying DVD tutorials. I enjoy sharing my talent and skills with friends and family and people who enjoy looking at photos. The most about photography is that it utilizes both the creative and technical parts of the brain and that there is a never-ending amount you can learn. My goal for the future is to travel to other places where I never been and take streets and landscape photography.
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Some of the of the images are computer generated and some are not. All images were taken by me. Currently, I process my images using two programs. Manipulation is generally limited to adjusting the levels to give the image the best look possible. Occasionally, I will remove distracting elements or crop images.
All videos are shoot at 1080 HD at 59fps. Using 2 or 3 cameras for a video shoot.
VIDEO & PHOTO EQUIPMENT
• Panasonic AG‑AC30 Full HD Camcorder
• (2) Canon 80D Digital SLR 24.2 MP Crop Sensor Camera
• Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18 MP Crop Sensor Camera
• (2) Action Camera (Go Pro)
• Tokina Wide Angle 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX Lens
• Sigma 18-250mm F5.3-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
• Sigma 75-300mm f/4-5.6 DG DL Macro Super SLR Lens
• Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens
•Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
• Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone (2)
• Professional Grade Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Mic (2)
• PROAIM Curve-N-Straight DSLR Video Camera & Camcorder Slider Dolly
• Dolica LT-D100 Professional Lightweight and Heavy Duty Tripod Dolly
• DLC V9 Hands-Free Video / HDSLR Stabilizer
• Olympus Digital Voice Recorder
• CowboyStudio 16 x 16in Photo Softbox
• Fotodiox Reflectors 5-in-1 22” and 32”
• Yongnuo Speedlight YN588EX II
• Canon 430 EX Speedlite Flash
• Mono Pod (3)
• Sunpak Ultra 7500MT Tripod (2)
• Dolica Proline GX600B200 Tripod
• LED Video Lighting
• Video Stabilizer Software
• Adobe Premiere Pro CC
• Adobe Audion CC
• Adobe After Effect CC
• Adobe Photoshop CC
• Adobe Lightroom CC
• 3DVista (Virtual Tour Software)
STREET VIEW TRUSTED PHOTOGRAPHER
I'm a Google contributor towards Google map and Street View sharing over 1,500 photos with over 13 million views. Also specializing panoramic photography a technique of photography, using specialized equipment and software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view of a place also 360 virtual tours for businesses.