Customer Spotlight – Paul Florio

Welcome to a new monthly addition to our In Focus e-newsletter: The Bergen County Camera Customer Spotlight. Monthly, we’ll feature a customer who’s made an impression on us. They might have grown in their understanding of photography, gained a mastery of the craft and/or become a strong advocate  of our way of doing business in the world of photography. During the next month you will see Paul’s images displayed on our digital signs in store, in our emails, blog posts and social media. We hope you both enjoy and are inspired by this new addition to In Focus and look forward to your comments and suggestions. 
Paul Florio, is the first customer profiled in this new feature. Please enjoy a few of Paul’s images in the gallery below along with links to view even more of his photography.

A word from Paul:
Pharmacist by trade…photographer by passion. I have had a life long love for NYC and it’s “characters”. Ever since the 60’s when I would tag along with my dad as my guide I have come to love everything the city has to offer.  Check out my Instagram @paulflorio and web site – – see you on Sunday in New York! 

For over 25 years Bergen County Camera has become my “hang out” and class room. All my equipment and most of my talent has been learned just by listening to the “PRO’s” at BCC. I’m proud to have just launched my first book of photography called “Sunday in New York” visit my website for full details.

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Paul Florio: Sunday in New York City – Opening Reception August 20

FlorioJoin us for the opening of Paul Florio’s “Sunday in New York City” on Thursday, August 20th from 7 PM until 9 PM at Bergen County Camera. Paul is a long time friend of Bergen County Camera and an outstanding Street Photographer.

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About Paul:

After winning a camera in the Kodak Pavilion at the 1964 NY Worlds Fair I became fascinated with photography. My dad was my main influenced. He was an architect by trade and worked in New York City. He often took me there and exposed  me to the many wonderful places that few 12 year old’s get to see. Although he was drawn to the “structure” of the city I was captured by it’s people. Since then I have always been interested in people and places and have always enjoyed the social atmosphere that so few people experience living 15 minutes from the greatest City in the world.

My work developed as I learned how to interact with people. I was a wedding photographer for a short time (thank God) ! I then did work for Diesel Fashion, the Apollo Theater Jazz Foundation as well as The Christopher Reeves Foundation and Epson. All of this brought me to where I am today.

I would be remiss if I did not mention my second greatest influence as a photojournalist. Without the time and help of Bob and Tom and many of the great staff at BCC over the past 25 years I would still be shooting that Kodak…and you know how hard it is to get bulbs for that!