Exploring Wawayanda State Park

Exploring Wawayanda State Park

If you are looking for a vast location to explore then I’d recommend taking a trip to Wawayanda State Park in Sussex County. There are trails, an abandoned building that formerly made iron and a beautiful lake and beach. I went for a walk to unwind and I really was blown away by the textures I was finding at my feet. The sun was giving me brilliant shimmering sand and nice harsh shadows on the surrounding buildings. It’s a cool place to get some exercise and experience some peace of mind.

Exploring Wawayanda State Park

Brianne for Cleri Models

Brianne for Cleri Models

Here’s a fun shoot I did with Brianne from Cleri Models in the studio. I’ve been digging the Savage backdrops lately. They really are perfect for giving me the pop needed for modeling work. I like a nice crisp directional light, drop shadow and a vibrant backdrop and their seamless paper fits the bill for that aesthetic. We also employed a little bit of haze for the environment.

Location: The Art Factory
Photographer: Christopher John Sztybel
Model: Brianne M. for Cleri Models
Hair & Makeup: Araena Sanchez
Assistant: Katie Aklian

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Brianne for Cleri Models photographed by That Werks Photography at Art Factory Studios

Alchemy Mind & Body in Princeton, New Jersey

Alchemy Mind & Body in Princeton, New Jersey

There’s nothing quite like getting a call that a spa needs photographs. You know you’re in for a serene environment to work in and people who remain calm all day long unlike most of the workforce. I also got to use three of my favorite lenses for this shoot. The Iawoa 15mm, tilt-shift Nikon 24mm and Mamiya 55mm.

Here is what I did at Alchemy Mind & Body:

  • Breathed in
  • Breathed out
  • Took photos
  • Moved some lights
  • Drank some cucumber water
  • Flew the drone
  • Listened to soothing music
  • Walked down a path surrounded by bamboo

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Alchemy Mind & Body in Princeton, New Jersey

Isabella for Cleri Models

Isabella for Cleri Models

We got some amazing natural light for quite a few of the images captured of Isabella for Cleri Models. Pockets of super golden sunlight poured in quite a few of the windows and Isabella managed to keep her eyes open without fail even with such bright conditions. Every time I have a session with someone I am looking to deliver new to satisfy the client and further my own style. There is always a new spin on an old technique to be found.

Model: Isabella from Cleri Models
Photographer: Christopher John Sztybel
Hair and Makeup Artist: Araena Sanchez
Assistant: Katie Aklian

Isabella for Cleri Models photographed at Art Factory Studios

Getting Downright Experimental with Professional Dancers

Getting Downright Experimental with Professional Dancers

The night I photographed Andrea, Emily and Tara was a big ole experiment. There is no creative growth in my book without throwing everything out the window for something new. I shot everything using a lens I would normally never use being so close to the subject. I used off camera flash in a way I never did before. My favorite images taken that evening were shot against a dark background. If I had to describe the look it would be a fluid series of motions captured in one single exposure. This gives the performer something they probably don’t have in their portfolio of images. Something different that stands out and gets a “WOW!”

Style is always evolving. Never be completely content in the work you are creating because there’s always another way to push or pull the methods. Using this method of photographing dancers should encourage anyone that performs dance, or knows someone that dances, to look into booking a shoot with me. We will create amazing images together using this technique.

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Professional Dancers and Athletes at Art Factory Studios in Paterson, NJ

Dr. Bo Okubadejo’s New Office Space in Englewood, New Jersey

Dr. Bo Okubadejo’s New Office Space in Englewood, New Jersey

Dr. Bo’s newest space in Englewood, New Jersey is a medical masterpiece so I am glad he asked me to come in to document it. The patient rooms are full of daylight, there is an area dedicated to physical rehabilitation and the wall on the conference room is a calming piece of art.

Dr. Bo Okubadejo's new web site

The final photos are being used in a variety of places including his new web site.

Take a look at an assortment of images from Dr. Bo Okubadejo’s space below.

Spine Surgeon Dr. Bo Okubadejo office space in Englewood, New Jersey