Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brooklyn Grange / Yes! Magazine

Really happy about the publication of my photographs of Brooklyn Grange for the current issue of Yes! Magazine (Issue 72, Winter 2015). Cover image, content page (24) and double page spread, representing New York. You can find an copy at any Hudson News or subscribe to this great magazine full of powerful ideas.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Heritage Wines for Edible Brooklyn

All Photos © Valery Rizzo

A while ago I photographed the lovely wine shop Heritage Wines in Fort Greene, for Edible Brooklyn. Shop managers Giancarlo Luiggi and Karl Wurst dazzled customers with their wealth of knowledge of winemaking and the regions the shop specializes in. Above are some more of the shots from the day.To read the Edible story and to learn more about Brooklyn's best wine shops click here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Raaka Virgin Chocolate / Red Hook

All images © Valery Rizzo

A quick look at some some work I am doing for Raaka Chocolate at their new factory in Red Hook. They have lots of new and exciting things happening there. More photography to come but to find out more visit

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


All images © Valery Rizzo

Veggiepalooza farm dinner at the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm inside The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The farm's vegetables prepared by five chefs, from five Brooklyn restaurants, Northeast Kingdom, Martha, Vspot, Scratchbread and Pickle Shack

Visit Brooklyn Grange to find out about other farm dinners, workshops and other events.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


All images © Valery Rizzo

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time in My Garden

All images © Valery Rizzo

I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately from an inner ear condition and so I have been spending a lot of time when I can in my garden. I started this garden series all shot on my iPhone 5s, these are some of my favorites. Follow me and the series on instagram @valrizzo.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Edible Brooklyn Summer Issue 2014

My first Cover for Edible Brooklyn (with story) accompanied by an article written by Kyle Ligman and Edible Editor Gabrielle Langholtz, about Brooklyn Grange and their Refugee Immigrant Fund.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Urban Garden

Photo © Valery Rizzo

It's that time of year again and my garden looks better than ever. Follow along with me on instagram @valrizzo to see what I am growing and harvesting this year. 

Do you have an urban garden? I would love to hear about it. Tell me where and what you are growing in the city. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

All images ©Valery Rizzo

Some photographs from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. To learn more about volunteering, programs on the farm or visiting the Sunday farm stand visit

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brooklyn Grange Crawfish Boil

All images © Valery Rizzo

I photographed a Crawfish Boil, the first of The Butcher Paper Dinner Series at Brooklyn Grange. It was a beautiful way to start off the Summer. Chef Mike Ciardi (formerly of Radish) started everyone off with classic beignets before his Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil with Andouille served with farm fresh veggies. Dessert was rhubarb hand pies made by Nora Lidgus from Runner and Stone Bakery and wine was served by Heron Hills Winery along with cold drafts from Big Alice Brewing in LIC. Tunes were spun by DJ Neal Sugarman co-owner of Daftone Records.

To find out more about future farm dinners as well as the farm's other events click here.