Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daina Platais Ceramics

All images © Valery Rizzo

Last month I photographed ceramic artist Daina Platais in her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Daina Platais is an independent designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is focused on creating handmade ceramic pieces that merge within design, art and craft. Currently she is creating a collection of ceramics that is hand made in the studio with a consciousness towards sustainability and the synthesis of design, art and craft. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photo story : Food Vendors at The Brooklyn Flea for Nona Brooklyn

SCRATCHbread serving up MOZZtoast, made with their own fresh pulled mozzerella on Parmaloaf...bread with a parmesan crusted bottom, sea salt, cracked black pepper and fennel, all topped with extra-virgin olive oil.

Riley Soloner of Pizza Moto slicing several freshly baked individual pizzas. 

Dave Scarlow, owner of Pizza Moto cooking the pizzas in their mobile wood burning oven.

Anna Viertel and Frank Saliani making the pizzas for Pizza Moto, at the Brooklyn Flea.

Mark Sopchak of Whimsy & Spice...sweets with a dash of spice, handmade in Brooklyn.

Porchetta serving up their staple Porchetta sandwiches...a hormone and antibiotic free boneless pork shoulder cooked with fresh herbs and wine.

Georgie Cashe from Fine & Raw Chocolate...artisan confections using conscious ingredients. All ingredients are organic and packaged using recycled paper printed with non-toxic vegetable based ink.

Rue Snider and Joel Horowitz of People's Pops serve fresh local fruit ice pops and shave ice to a constant crowdof people at the Flea.

Market goers Ruthie Fish and Laura Hinman getting ready to enjoy their hot dogs with asian-inspired toppings from Asia Dog.

All images © Valery Rizzo

I shoot a monthly photo story for a website called Nona Brooklyn. The site is a resource for Brooklynites looking to discover local, artisanal, sustainably-produced and just plain good food in Brooklyn. My previous story for April was about Urban farms and gardens, which you can see here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Brooklyn Book Project : Greenpoint Waterfront

All images © Valery Rizzo

I have been shooting along the Greenpoint waterfront lately. I wanted to explore the area while all the streets leading down to the river are still open and raw. Its what Williamsburg used to be before all the real estate developers started closing off the side streets and building all the luxury condos and commercial space. Its only a matter of time before that happens in Greenpoint as well and all its original character is gone.