Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mobile Magic V Exhibition

I was pleased to be selected as part of the Mobile Magic V Exhibition at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria Oregon. Jurors were the associate members of the gallery. My photograph is number 15.

On view December 10 thru January 10

Lightbox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing, 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria Oregon
or online

Prints are available for purchase, $35

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fall at New Amsterdam Market

All photos © Valery Rizzo

New Amsterdam Market today. Truely one of the most special markets in all of New York City, threatened by yet another luxury real estate development.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Farm to Table

All images © Valery Rizzo

Added a new Farm to Table portfolio to my website,

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Guide to Urban Moonshining

All images © Valery Rizzo

So thrilled to have 3 of my photographs included in Kings County Distillery's new book, Guide to Urban Moonshining, published by Abrams. It is a truly beautiful book written by founders Colin Spoelman and David Haskell, about how to make and drink whiskey, its history and some cocktails and recipes as well. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brooklyn Book

I have started to think about laying out my Brooklyn book and have settled on this wrap around jacket. I still have some more shooting to do but I think it will help me to see it as an object and work out its flow. Then I can look for a publisher.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Organic Gardening Magazine Composting Story

All Images © Valery Rizzo

Here are some of my favorites from a story I shot in June for Organic Gardening Magazine about Teacher Meredith Hill and her Columbia Secondary School Garden Composting Program. The full story is slotted for sometime in 2014.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive

All images © Valery Rizzo

I am happy to say that 69 photographs I shot during my 2012 - 2013 residency at The Brooklyn Navy Yard have been accepted into The Brooklyn Navy Yard Archives. I will miss my time at The Yard and all the great people I got a chance to meet and work with everyday and am thankful for the opportunity to create this body of work. Cool to think this work could live on, beyond me, as part of this historical archive.

I have created a gallery/set on Flickr where you can see the entire body of work

Photographs from this work have already been published as/in:

Nona Brooklyn - here and here

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lightbox Photographic Gallery / MobileMagic Exhibit

Happy to be in such good company for the August Mobile Magic Exhibit at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery (image No 24). Juror Aline Smithson. If you are in Oregon from August 10th thru September 14th Stop by the gallery or buy a print on line (only $35) printed on Fine Art Rag Paper.

Astoria Oregon, 1045 Marine Drive, 503.468.0238,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Puerto Rico Schwinn Club

Photo © Valery Rizzo

Willy with his 1932 Firestone Indian Warrior, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brooklyn Slate Company

Photograph © Valery Rizzo

Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka, makers and founders of Brooklyn Slate Company, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Portrait for an upcoming story I shot for Nona Brooklyn.

You can also see other photos I took of their shop in Red Hook in Kinfolk Magazine's City Guide.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Underneath the M

Underneath the M, Bushwick, Brooklyn, 2013. 
Photo © Valery Rizzo