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

Styled Wedding at The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ

Styled Wedding at The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ

I photographed a wedding venue like no other. The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey is my second home and they’ve recently done an absolute ton of renovations to the third floor (and beyond) so the general public can have weddings and events. The floors have been varnished, new electrical, amazing decor, stage for live entertainment, curtains, disco ball, downlighting, satellite bars, chairs, etc. They’ve done so much that I’ve probably left at least half out of my description.

If you are looking to have an event in a space like no other I can tell you from firsthand experience that THIS IS THE PLACE. You won’t find anything else like it.

Get in touch with the venue today by visiting their contact page.

Location: The Art Factory
Photographer: Christopher John Sztybel
Models: Anastasia B. and Alex Jones of Clavon Models
Wardrobe: Wedding dress by Jean-Ralph Thurin and suit by Clavon Leonard
Event Planner: Events by Merida
Hair & Makeup: Araena Sanchez

Art Factory Wedding Photographer That Werks in Paterson, NJ