New York, NY—Gary Fong, CEO of GFIP Holdings LLC, a photographic lighting accessories manufacturer and educational resource, announced that he would be taking an equity stake in Snapshots. He will also assume a position on Snapshots board of directors.
The Snapshots platform gives professional photographers the ability to upload, store, share and organize their images in the cloud. The stored images can also be displayed on the web, on mobile devices and on televisions. The platform supports ordering prints and the collaboration between professional and guest-shot images in a unified gallery. Snapshots combines a marketing tool aspect for wedding vendors with wedding guest interaction and social media elements.
“We’re thrilled to have Gary Fong join our management team as a member of our board of directors,” said Jonathan Dantes, Snapshots cofounder and CEO. “Gary has an unparalleled reputation as an industry leader, photographer and entrepreneur. His experience in launching and running hugely successful companies in the photography space will be a huge asset to Snapshots.”
Fong is renowned for his career as a wedding photographer. He was featured on the international telecast Weddings 2000 as one of the top 10 photographers in the world. His clientele included celebrities, moguls and presidents.
Retiring after 20 years of photographing more than 1,000 weddings, he went on to start a number of multimillion-dollar businesses, including Pictage Inc. and the Gary Fong lighting accessories product line.
Fong is also the author of two books, The Accidental Millionaire, by BenBella Books, and So You Want to Be a Rockstar Photographer, which recently reached the #1 best-seller spot on Amazon’s photography books for both Kindle and paperback. garyfong.com