Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Happy to have one of my Polaroid photographs selected again for inclusion in the beautiful Poladarium 2016 tear off calendar. It was one of my first polaroid photos ever taken for a series about natural objects.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Editing Brooklyn

All images © Valery Rizzo

Editing my Brooklyn Book Project. I started working on this project before Brooklyn was an adjective and it follows it into it's current state of constant flux, through the eyes of a TRUE Brooklynite (Shot with plastic cameras).

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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.