Saturday, December 13, 2014

"What is a Portrait" Exhibition

Two photographs from my Brooklyn series were selected for this juried exhibition, by jurer Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Opening night Saturday December 13th from 7-10pm and on view until January 17th 2015 at Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington, New York.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Poladarium 2015

Two of my photographs shot with my converted vintage Polaroid SX-70 made it into Poladarium 2015, a gorgeous compilation of Polaroid images made into a 365 day tear off calendar handmade in Germany. Each day also comes with a story on the back about the photograph. Here is a nice video of how it is made. Order yours here.

New York Magazine / Yes! Magazine / Twoj STYL

I had a tiny photo I took of Mermaid's Garden in Prospect Heights was published inside New York Magazine's Food & Drink Issue. Here is the online version on Grub Street. (Seafood / Mermaid's Garden)

My Photograph of Brooklyn Grange made the cover of Yes! Magazine. There are also 2 more photos inside with a small article. You can subscribe or find one at any Hudson News Stand.

Twoj STYL, the largest Lifestyle magazine in Poland published a couple photographs I took of Mermaid's Garden in a story about New York for the September Issue.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Park Slope Food Coop

All photos © Valery Rizzo

Lately I have been shooting at The Park Slope Food Coop as part of their photo team for their web re-design.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Raaka Virgin Chocolate

All photos © Valery Rizzo

Some photographs from a day shooting at Raaka Chocolate's new factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

iPhone Only Assignment

All images © Valery Rizzo

I just shot my first iPhone only travel story for the Food Issue of Hipstamatic's Snap Magazine. I am editing it now. It was all shot with the Hisptamatic App on an iPhone 5s. 
I brought my DSLR along but found myself shooting with my iphone least for this assignment.

The images above were taken at Table on Ten in Bloomville, New York, one of my top picks for staying and eating in the Catskills.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Photo © Valery Rizzo

Retail For Lease, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2014.

Walls and doorways like this are part of the charm of Williamsburg. It is though being slowly taken over and homogenized by luxury condos and corporate store fronts, changing the neighborhoods character. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Group Show / Coney Island on Feature Shoot

Blue Lady, The Mermaid Parade,Coney Island, Brooklyn, 2007.

Happy to have been selected to be part of a Group Show about Coney Island on Feature Shoot judged by Jessie Wender, Senior Photo Editor of National Geographic magazine and former Editor of The New Yorker. To enjoy the show click here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer / Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

Brooklyn Grange, Roof Top Farm. All images © Valery Rizzo.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Street Photography Magazine Issue 13

The June Issue No 13 of Street Photography Magazine featured my Brooklyn Series as one of their featured Personal Projects, this month. Titled " Brooklyn with a Plastic Camera". The Magazine and article is available for web and IOS by subscription here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Edible Brooklyn Summer 2014

Cover Photo Valery Rizzo

My photograph of  Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm on the cover of the Summer Issue of Edible Brooklyn. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Weekender / Kings County Distillery

Just part of the ten page spread story I shot about Kings County Distillery published in the beautiful German magazine, The Weekender

The Weekender is a independent magazine focused on home, travel, food and nature. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brooklyn Synergies: United Photo Industries

I was thrilled to be asked to be part of another special project produced by United Photo Industries. Brooklyn Synergies: A Night of Photography is a slideshow curated by Photographer and Educator Jamel Shabazz, Edited by Sam Barzilay. A visual journey that brings together powerful, personal works by more than 20 photographers across the proud borough, representing every aspect of Brooklyn's diverse identity, heart and soul.

Showing during Fotofestiwal at Lodz and Photoville

    Valery Rizzo, Silly String, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 2012.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Weekender / Summer 2014

The Weekender / Summer 2104

The Weekender, a German Magazine for insights and excursions, is a magazine about living, travel, food and nature. Look inside their beautiful Summer Issue for a story about Kings County Distillery featuring my photographs.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pure Green Magazine / Brooklyn Slate Company

Photo © Pure Green Magazine

Shot a story about Brooklyn Slate Company for Pure Green Magazine's Welcome Home Issue. To see the full spread and info on where to pick up a copy click here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Feature Shoot / A Special Offset Collection Curated by Modern Farmer

My photo of ICi Chef, Nate Courtland holding the Fish of the Day was Featured on Feature Shoot today as part of a special Offset collection curated by the Photo Editors at Modern Farmer. Read the entire article by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Somerville Toy Camera Festival

All photographs © Valery Rizzo

These three pieces were chosen to be shown at The Somerville Toy Camera Festival.
Washington Street Art
321D Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Gallery hours Saturdays Only 12 - 4pm

Opening Reception Sat June 7 at 7 - 9pm

A city-wide celebration of Toy Camera Photography

June 5 - 29 2014
Somerville, MA

Five Galleries! Five opening Receptions June 6 - 8!
Nave Gallery
Nave Annex
Washington Street Arts Center
Somerville Museum
Brickbottom Gallery

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Brooklyn Book Project / Yellow Car

Valery Rizzo, Yellow Car, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2014.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

La Balena

Edible Monterey Bay published a story with my photographs (including cover shot) about La Balena, a Farm to Table Tuscan Restaurant in Carmel, its Chef Brad Briske and owners Anna and Emanuele Bartolini. Below are more photographs from my restaurant shoot.

All images © Valery Rizzo