WHO WE ARE
Harwin Camera is a value-driven company offering the best personal experience through professional service, knowledgeable staff, competitive pricing and innovative technologies. Our staff of knowledgeable and experienced professionals provides differentiated and cost-effective integrated solutions. Harwin Camera is committed to inspire, educate and problem-solve for our customers.
MEET THE HARWIN TEAM: Roll your cursor over the names for more information
Irwin started in the photographic community in 1979 when he entered the Fashion Institute of Technology as a photo major and also started working part time in a local NYC camera store.
After a short time assisting and shooting his own work, he quickly learned that he would be much happier and more successful on the logistics side of our industry rather than the creative side. So for the past 30 years he has spent his time working at some very well known NYC photographic institutions such as Hirsch Photo and his last 15 years at Calumet Photographic.
His focus for the later half of his time has been dedicated to building a name and reputation for the highest level of technology, quality, and most importantly service. During this time he has developed a large and loyal following of clients and vendors.
Harwin Camera is proud to be New York’s newest PhaseOne partner. Harwin Camera is all about service and the relationship that need to exist between supplier and end user. It is my goal to continue to offer the very best products, services, support, and workshops in our industry.
Direct Phone: 212-671-1912 ext. 101
Vic started out in 1978 as manager in his family business, Advance Camera, where he eventually became an owner. He was fortunate to have as his customers some of the biggest names in the photo industry. He was able to build up a corporate following, with which he still maintains a strong business relationship.
He continued his career working as a sales manager with both Alkit Camera and Adorama Camera. In 2008, he worked at Calumet Photo as a Sales Manager until joining the team at Harwin Camera.
Vic considers it a real joy to work with a sales staff that has been on the same journey as himself through the ever-changing photographic industry.
Direct Phone: 212-671-1912 ext. 103
Began work at Arkin-Medo in 1980. Arkin-Medo dominated the Pro Photo Market as well as selling Pre Press supplies and equipment. In 2012, he joined Calumet and built up the School, Pro and Corporate markets. He is presently working at Harwin Camera where many of Calumet customers have joined him.
Direct Phone: 646-567-6941
Customer Service & Support
Douglas graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS and Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. Working as a photographers assistant and retoucher for a number of years he made the transition to digital technician. While both assisting and digital teaching he worked at the International Center of Photography as a lab assistant and Fashion Institute of Technology as a photo technician. At the Fashion Institute of Technology Douglas taught professors and students to be more proficient in the digital workflow. More recently he has worked with videographers as an AC, focus puller, Gaffer and G&E.
Direct Phone: 212-671-1912 ext. 106
Harry has been in the photography business for nearly 40 years. Starting as an amateur photographer,. His passion for photography led him to the founding of Cambridge Camera Exchange in 1983. CCE was a successful New England camera store focusing on customer service while serving both professional & amateur photographers.
In 1999, Cambridge Camera was sold to Calumet Photographic. At Calumet Harry was involved in all aspects of the business. He served as both VP of Operations and VP of Sales.
Harry’s knowledge and passion for the photo business and his years of experience compelled him to go back to his roots. He founded Harwin Camera, a company that will offer customers a unique experience through professional service, knowledgeable staff, competitive pricing and innovative technologies.
Direct Phone: 617-274-8441
Having graduated from the University of New England with a Degree in Business and from Massachusetts College of Arts with a certificate in Graphic Design, Steve worked as a freelance photographer for a number of years before starting one of Boston’s premier photographic retail stores in 1980.
In 1989, he became the New England Regional Manager for the leading black and white film and paper supplier from the UK. Since then, he has returned to his retail roots in the Cambridge, MA market and worked closely with many New England photographers as well as many colleges and universities in the area.
As a photographer, Steve has been recently involved with sports photography with Division One and Division Two college hockey. His hockey images are prominently displayed at a number of local venues. He and his wife Marie make our home in the Boston Massachusetts area.
Direct Phone: 617-941-4551
Jay Callum has been involved in photography since his early teens and his photographic experience ran from the high school newspaper to events, products, scenics and architecture.
He became involved in photographic sales in 1973 with Copley Camera Pro Sales in Boston and was sales manager from 1975 until Crimson Tech of Cambridge purchased Copley Camera in 1986. Jay stayed on with Crimson as an account executive and eventually photographic sales manager, growing sales of photographic equipment and supplies within the core market and expanding into the digital realm in the early 1990’s. Calumet Photographic purchased Crimson in 1997, and Jay became one of the founding members of Calumet Cambridge where he was director of sales for commercial/industrial accounts and high-end digital products.
In 1999, wanting to be in an environment closer to his roots and more community based, Jay joined the well-established team at E.P. Levine in Boston and became its co-owner in 2007. Already well known and respected in the photo industry and regional photographic community, Levine’s was the leading pro supplier in New England until it’s closing in October of 2015.
Now happy to be part of the team at Harwin Camera, Jay will continue to bring his knowledge and expertise to the Boston/New England photo community.
Direct Phone: 617-921-5767
A Graduate of Westminster College, major in Economics, minor in Sociology with MBA graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
Worked for St. Louis Photo Supply beginning in 1970 with a couple of breaks until 1982. Started their commercial sales dept in 1976.
Started with Honeywell Photographic Division in 1976 as Upper Midwest Territory Sales until it was dissolved in 1978.
Owned and operated City Photo of St. Louis from 1982 to 2006, focused on commercial sales, building studios (May Department Stores), converting studios to digital, and installing color management systems. Managed a staff of 48 people at its peak.
From 2006 to 2014 worked as Commercial Outside Sales Rep for Calumet Photographic, focusing on in-house studios.
He has been married to Cathy Strobel for 35 years! Wow!
Direct Phone: 314-960-1644
Western States Sales & Training
M.Photog., CR, PPA Certified, Adobe ACP
For over 30 years, Larry operated The Graphic Marketing Group, Inc. producing photography and printed marketing materials for his clients, primarily in the food & beverage industry. In 1998, Larry was 100% digital and changed the business name to A la Carte Digital Solutions.
Larry was marketing director for Better Light, Inc., the manufacturer of high-resolution digital scanning backs and became very involved in the digitization efforts of museums and libraries.
As part of the Harwin team, Larry will expand his efforts in equipment sales, consulting and training for art reproduction installations as well as government, corporate and independent photo studios in Northern California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest.
He has earned the Master of Photography and Craftsman degree from the PPofA and has presented many seminars and workshops relating to lighting, portraiture, art reproduction and digital food photography for both the photographic and food industries.
Direct Phone: 650-444-7100
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