1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Pin-up Girls

1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Pin-up Girls

High time I did another pin-up themed model shoot with two of my favorite fellow artists, Karen (makeup) and Tracey (hair). Brian from Wayne’s Speed Shop was kind enough to let us use his sweet 1950¬†Chevrolet Deluxe coupe and he also picked out the location. Good work, Brian!

We started just as the sun dipped, which gave us a nice scene to sculpt with speedlites and a big ole softbox hooked up to my ABR800.

It was a hilarious shoot as usual with this bunch and a few of the locals came to check it out. Including some dude that claimed to be a Hell’s Angel. There is no way this guy was one of them either. You can’t go around lying about something like that, sir!

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Hair: Tracey Sommers
Makeup: Karen Buttacavole/Life is Better With Lipgloss

Less talking, more photos…

1950s Chevy Deluxe Pinups

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First Model Shoot of 2013

First Model Shoot of 2013

No time was wasted getting 2013 rocking and rolling. I teamed up with a few familiar faces as well as some new ones. I shot each model with a different look representing particular decades.

Photography and Retouching: Christopher John Sztybel
Models: Karen Buttacavole (1950s), Nicolette Haines (Contemporary) and Marisa Rachel (1980s)
Hair: Tracey Sommers and Jessica Cleaver
Makeup: Life Is Better With Lipgloss

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

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

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

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

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

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Nicolette Haines photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

Marisa Rachel brings back the 1980s (Christopher John Sztybel)

Marisa Rachel brings back the 1980s (Christopher John Sztybel)

Marisa Rachel brings back the 1980s (Christopher John Sztybel)

2012: Year In Review

2012: Year In Review

The year 2012 included an amazing wedding with Boogs, lots of super exciting projects, and some unfortunate losses in the friends & family department. I will be pushing myself even harder in 2013.

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Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

Billy Goat Tavern in Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photo of the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, New York featured on the Adorama blog

Mother's Finest performing live at Experience PRS 2012 in Stevensville, Maryland (Christopher John Sztybel)

Our wedding invitation and RSVP card

A large poster (24" x 36") I designed in memory of Steve. All money from the sale of this poster will be given to Steve's wife and children. It is printed on lustre paper and is priced at $75.00. My watermark does not print on the final piece. (Christopher John Sztybel)

1st Annual Danny Nolan Golf Outing for the American Heart Association and Jersey Fusion softball team (Christopher John Sztybel)

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

Heather Dorian in the freight elevator at Studio 212 (Christopher John Sztybel)

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

Samantha Grace's first photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Wedding of Amanda Amo and Miguel Rodriguez (Christopher John Sztybel)

Grumpy Old Man illustration by Christopher John Sztybel

Blair Lazar in the brand new Extremefood/Death Sauce Headquarters (Christopher John Sztybel)

Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

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

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

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The Wedding of Michelle and Chris Falanga (Christopher John Sztybel)

Dawn models a Steello bikini (Christopher John Sztybel)

Developing black and white film in my sink during Hurricane Sandy

The Downrights @ 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Parker brothers pose for portraits (Christopher John Sztybel)

Holiday Photos at Rutgers Gardens (Christopher John Sztybel)

Classic Car Show at Pizzadili Winery (Christopher John Sztybel)

Y'all Ball packaging

Paris and her giant inflatable ball (Christopher John Sztybel)

Experience PRS 2012 guitar factory tour and events (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Wedding of Jennifer Schwartz and Anthony Tolisano (Christopher John Sztybel)

Mini Rev with melted chocolate fondu (Christopher John Sztybel)

Samantha Correa (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Attacks! Happy Halloween, Everybody!

Vampiress Attacks! Happy Halloween, Everybody!

Andrea Hoch as a vampiressGreat photo shoot to celebrate Halloween and my love for horror movies. There have been great vampire movies and there have been vampire movies that depict the undead nightcrawlers as the most pitiful characters in the movie. Stake through the heart. Garlic. Seeing if they have a reflection. Sparkling in the daylight. If you are a believer in the last one, you may stop reading and proceed to never read anything I post here ever again.

Models: Andrea Hoch & Vincent Meli
Makeup: Karen Buttacavole
Hair: Jessica Cleaver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dawn Vanderbeck Models for Steello Bikini in Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Dawn Vanderbeck Models for Steello Bikini in Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Steello bikini shoot: TAKE 2! This time we have a reliable model with the common courtesy to actually show up for the shoot. Dawn has been waiting to shoot with me for a while and our schedules finally matched up to make this happen. Brit from Steello designs spectacular crochet swimwear. I didn’t even know it was possible to crochet swimwear, but the proof is in the pudding.

We started shooting at approximately 5:30PM and went until sunset. Sandy Hook is rich in history and even features an old NIKE missile base. The United States had many underground missile bases throughout the east coast to defend us from air attacks and sneaky submarines.

I celebrated another great shoot with a virgin pina colada and a cheeseburger at the Sea Gull’s Nest.

Dawn Vanderbeck models for Steello bikini