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2016: My Year in Photography

From Asbury Park to Vermont to Colorado to my studio in Paterson, New Jersey. Behold the year 2016 through some of my favorite photographs taken for a wide variety of clients…and some of my personal “off the clock” work as well. Although clock watching isn’t something I’ve done in many, many years. Thanks to all, large and small, for taking the time to work with me on a one-on-one basis to craft something special. These are the images that are cool now, but absolutely priceless down the road. I also thank the likes of Matt Koza and Jeff Heckman for bouncing ideas around and being exactly the type of people that fuel the fire of making something out of nothing.

Here’s to many more great shoots with people that share a mutual trust in making images that aren’t just disposable social media fodder. They’re striking, timeless and fun and I intend on keeping it that way in 2017 and beyond.

To view my portfolio, visit thatwerksphotography.com

Christopher John Sztybel's photography from 2016. A year in review.

Christopher John Sztybel's photography from 2016. A year in review.

Christopher John Sztybel's photography from 2016. A year in review.

Downtown Somerville Alliance Holiday Commercial #2

That Werks just completed the second holiday commercial for Somerville, New Jersey. This one features Santa Claus counting down the tree lighting. We tried to tell a complete story of the Holiday Jubilee in thirty seconds. Not an easy task, so it’s very important to be extra critical with shot choices and framing. Most of the clips are just a second or two long. You can spot many local favorites like Alfonso’s and many of the great shops on Division Street. Look for this playing on the Downtown Somerville Facebook page as well as on your local cable provider next week.

Thanks to Lew, Matt and Alexa for their fine help on this exciting project. Merry Christmas to you all!

Downtown Somerville Alliance Holiday Commercial #2 from Chris Sztybel on Vimeo.