Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Closer Look at Late Fall's Corn Harvest

Photo © Valery Rizzo

I have been a little obsessed with these close-up shots of late fall's dried corn harvest from my shoot up at Lakeview Organic Grains in the Finger Lakes a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Harvesting Fall's Organic Dried Corn

All images © Valery Rizzo

On assignment in Ithica at Lakeview Organic Grain photographing dried corn being harvested for the next Field to Fork story for Nona Brooklyn. From Lakeview Organic Grain to Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn. From corn to whiskey.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snap Magazine

All images © Valery Rizzo with exception of snap cover photo: Denis Balibouse and article title page: Lucas and Laura Buick.

Snap the magazine brought to you by Hipstamatic published an article in their November issue featuring some of my photos shot with the Hipstamatic app of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath and recovery in Brooklyn and The Rockaways, along with images by photographers Lucas and Laura Buick. 

Included in the same November issue of Snap was an article about an Incredibooth project from the Facebook group Hipstamatic New England which I contributed to. Photographers from 4 continents were each given a booth and film and asked to think outside the box of the usual usage of the Incredibooth app. Scenes from the motion picture Diner / Valery Rizzo, Incredibooth / Noah Fenz.

Monday, November 12, 2012

After The Flood Series on Nona Brooklyn

Cleaning up at The Red Hook Winery which suffered a total loss.
Photo © Valery Rizzo

I covered a story for Nona Brooklyn's After The Flood Series, about the ruin and resilience in Red Hook Brooklyn and The Rockaways. See the full story here. All but two photographs were shot with hipstamatic for the first time.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Rockaways After Sandy

A man stands on the Rockaway Boardwalk which was pushed against his house during the surge from Sandy, Rockaway Beach, New York, 2012.

The Boardwalk at Rockaway Beach ripped from it's foundations and wrapped around the handball court.

All images © Valery Rizzo. See more from this set on Instagram.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Brooklyn Navy Yard After Sandy

The tugboat Reliance in Dry Dock 1, after Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2012.

Jeans and jackets hung to dry outside of a business, after flooding at the Navy Yard.

All images © Valery Rizzo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Photo © Valery Rizzo

Hurricane Sandy, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 2012.

Monday, October 29, 2012

FotoWeekDC, Guate Photo and Recent Work

I am honored to have work exhibited at two Photo Festivals this year. Foto DC awarded me (Pin-up girls) with an Honorable Mention in their FotoWeekDC 2012 International Awards Competition, which will be part of an exhibit at FotoWeekCentral. FotoWeekDC runs from November 9 -18, 2012 and will be a massive celebration of photography across The District of Columbia and more.

I was also very honored to be included as part of the [DOT] COM exhibit at the Guate Photo Festival in Guatemala, in an effort to bring online media to the Gallery. Two photographs from my Brooklyn series will be part of Looking at Ourselves: Portraits Featured on Lenscratch a projected exhibition curated by the great and influential Aline Smithson of the Photography blogzine Lenscratch.

I continue to work on projects at The Brooklyn Navy Yard as part of my residency through the Visiting Artist Program at BLDG 92. I have been concentrating on the Green aspect of The Yard as well as the food artisans and businesses within it's industrial walls.

Presently I am working on my next blog post for Eating Brooklyn, my food photography blog, where I spent the day with Annie Novak and the rest of the crew at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, harvesting their well grown hot peppers and then watching them make their Hot Sauces and Chile Salt which they sell at the farm.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Télérama Magazine

All images © Valery Rizzo

I recently had the pleasure of working with the French publication Télérama on an article about Brooklyn, featuring 14 of my photographs focused on rooftop farms, artists and food and drink artisans in Brooklyn. Featured were Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn Grange, Domestic Construction, Beekeeper Tim O'Neal at the Added Value Redhook Community Farm, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Kings County Distillery and Dekalb Market. Two of the photos were holga shots from my Brooklyn Book Project.

If you would like to read the article you can also see it online here on Télérama's website.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Homegrown Tobacco

Photo © Valery Rizzo

Tobacco drying, Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn Navy Yard

All images © Valery Rizzo

Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2012.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sweet Paul Magazine and New Amsterdam Market

This season I had the pleasure of being a contributor to Fall Issue of the beautifully produced Sweet Paul Magazine, thank you Paul Lowe. It was pure joy photographing the food vendors at New Amsterdam Market, a truly magical place. You can view a full digital version here or pick up a print copy at Anthropologie, West Elm, Terrain and Unionmade stores as well as other specialty stocklists worldwide.

Vendors featured in the magazine are Happy Cat Farms, Nordic Breads, Pie Corps, The Brooklyn Bean Co., Farm 47, Fire Cider, Finger Lakes Farms, Brooklyn Brine, People's Pops and Gabe the Fish Babe.

Below additionally are some of my other favorite outtakes from the assignment, which include Chef Dave Pasternack, Morris Truck, Shandaken Bake, Mermaid's Garden, Gabe The Fish Babe, Fish Prints with Rachel Wharton, Goodale Farms, Farm 47 and People's Pops.

All images © Valery Rizzo