Farm Photo Shoot with Model Chris Slovak

Farm Photo Shoot with Model Chris Slovak

We had the luxury of a comfortable fall morning to shoot with Chris on the Pine Valley Christmas Tree farm in Elkton, Maryland. I lost my damn mind and decided to shoot with three totally different cameras. One DSLR. One medium format with b&w film. One 35mm with color film.

I think I prefer the film shots to digital especially for a location such as a farm. Film looks properly weathered like many of the pieces of equipment used on a daily basis to grow crops or feed livestock.

Enough rambling…enjoy the shoot. To schedule your own shoot, contact me at csztybel@thatwerks.com or by filling out the contact form on the site.

Model Chris Slovak color photography

Black and white photos of model Chris Slovak

The High Line in New York City

The High Line in New York City

Visited The High Line for the first time yesterday. It’s better than I had imagined!

From thehighline.org:

“The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the nonprofit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.”

Photographs from The Highline in Manhattan off 10th Avenue

It’s Autumn at Rice’s Market

It’s Autumn at Rice’s Market

My second visit to Rice’s Market as their seasonal photographer was better than the first one. Don’t get me wrong, the first time turned out great but it was overcast with storms threatening me every moment. This time around it was an 82 degree day in October. Blue skies and bright white clouds. That’s more like it, right? These are just a few of the photographs that you may see popping up on their facebook page. Go give ’em a “Like”!

Rice's Farmers Market autumn photography