A Busy Day at Rice’s Market in New Hope, Pennsylvania

The power of THE GOOGLE put me in touch with Lauren at Rice’s Market. They have been working on getting their new site looking snazzy and happened to find landscapes I did at Rice’s back in early February 2013. That’s search optimization, kiddies!

Lauren asked if I could come out and capture a day in the life of Rice’s Market. All of the sights to be had from a variety of vendors and customers that flood the field each week. Rice’s also encourages people to bring their dogs. What a great day! I finished off the afternoon by having a chili dog on a sunny bench next to their concession barn. No photos of that though. Sometimes it’s better to put down the camera and enjoy the moment for what it is.

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rice's Market promotional photos (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nature Walk in Lord Stirling Park

Today I went for a nature walk with my friends Keely and Jill at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  The fresh country air was a nice change of pace and I didn’t need a jacket. I had an hour before heading to lunch, so I knew I couldn’t take photos of everything I saw. Here are a few choice selections from the walk.

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of Illustrator Lorraine Dey

Lorraine Dey is an exceptionally talented artist. Her work has been featured on products sold at major retailers and she has illustrated children’s books such as “The Rain Forest Party” and “A Sweater for Duncan”. She is also one heck of a nice person and makes a mean chicken salad. For Lorraine’s portraits we made great use of her lovely home studio, backyard and local marshlands minutes from her home studio.

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach Reconstruction

Bradley Beach is one of many areas along the New Jersey shore that was ripped apart during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. The wind was so strong and cold when these photos were taken. In fact, all of the photos you see here are all of the photos I took because my hands started to freeze up. Summer is coming though!

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bradley Beach being rebuilt (Christopher John Sztybel)

1 Hour Portrait Session for $100.00

Once in a blue moon I run a special promotion for my work. For the next two weeks, I will shoot portraits of individuals and groups of people for $100.00. That includes everything from my travel to the final images emailed directly to you. It’s something I will probably never do again. Fill out the form on the pricing page of the site and email it to csztybel@thatwerks.com

$100 Portrait Offfer

Portraits of illustrator Lorraine Dey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Henry Palmer portraits (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nadira: The Art of Middle Eastern Dance (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Dawn models a Steello bikini (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rachel Tambone and Robb Krohn engagement session at Rutgers Gardens (Christopher John Sztybel)

Discreet Denim by Rick (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Blair Lazar and an oversized Sudden Death bottle (unknown)

Beer Goggles having fun in the winter of 2010 (Christopher Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Heather against the brick wall (Christopher John Sztybel)

Karen Buttacavole going way, way back in time (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Parker brothers pose for portraits (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Union of Meghan Hinman and Eric Kratzer in Brooklyn & Manhattan (Christopher John Sztybel)

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Daisy Kwayke strikes a pose at Studio 212 (Christopher John Sztybel)

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4KA very exciting announcement was made at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Blackmagic Design announced two ridiculously affordable cinema cameras. One is a pocket cinema camera which will accept Micro 4/3 (MFT) lenses and uses SD cards to save the data. Very compact and you get the power of RAW. That means you will be able to adjust highlights, shadows and white balance to your liking AFTER you have recorded.

The other camera announced is the brand new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. It will retail for $4,000.00 and that’s an unbelievable price. RED was rumored, many years ago, to be working on a 4K camera for $4,000.00. It never happened! Once again Blackmagic makes jaws drop across the world with their innovative and affordable technology.

Read more about the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

Baseball Photo Shoot With The Downrights

This is my second time shooting a top notch band named The Downrights. (First time was a live performance.) When I do a shoot with musicians we have a special way of turning things to gold. The ideas are flowing before I get there and get better as the day progresses. Creative people inspire other creative people! When we got to 10th Street Live there was a performance running long inside the club. I always have several backup plans. I knew we’d be able to use the loading dock area and exterior of the building. What I didn’t realize was that there was a very colorful mural on one side of the building. Another happy accident was a very old Volkswagen van in the parking lot.

Rock n’roll and baseball go together like bread and butter. The bread and butter of this day out with The Downrights includes some traditional photographs as well as some crazy composites I created using multiple exposures of each band member. In my very best Ed Sullivan voice “Ladies and gentlemen…THE DOWNRIGHTS!”

View the full gallery of photographs

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)