IG: #HrizukPhoto

IG: #HrizukPhoto

Michael Hrizuk

Born and raised in PA, I don’t often or even enjoy talking about myself, let alone write this “About Me” snip-it. But here we go… I think like most but at a slightly different speed. Ideas come quickly and the “how to” is often right in its heals. Connecting the dots to a creative problem is my idea of passing the time when I’m not dreaming about my next fly fishing adventure, sadly I couldn’t tell you the last time I actually had one. So I spend a lot of time thinking about fishing too, smoking a cigar, a PADRON MADURO NO. 4, if you’re thinking about a birthday gift.

Making a career of taking pictures wasn’t really the goal after college. In fact my first position was as an Art Director working in Baltimore for a Design Studio. I would concept and develop the themes and storylines with my writing partner for catalogs. And worked along side the in-house photographer and stylists developing the visual look for on-figure and lay-down garments. So I did that for a number of years moving up and away from being so hands on. It wasn’t till many years later I found myself coming back and ultimately dedicating my creative time to photography. I'm fortunate to work with great creatives crafting stories with pictures of people, places, and plates.

Clients include: AARP, American Express, Art Culinaire, Artisan, Beam, Inc., Bon Appetit, Bulleit Bourbon, ChefWear, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Country Living, Denny's, Dwell, Food Arts, Food&Wine, Fresh Produce, Gallo, GQ, Hemispheres, Hostess Brands, Intercontinental Hotels, Le Creuset, Maine Magazine, Maker's Mark, Martha Stewart Living, Mazda, Men's Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Old Port, Outside, Ski, Southern Living, Story Farm, Time Inc., Travel+Leisure, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal, Winkreative.

I'm proud to be a contributing photographer to Garden&Gun, Maine and Charlestonmagazines. My work has been exhibited in the James Beard House, and both an editorial feature on oysters, and a book I photographed with my friend Chef Sean Brock, Heritage, have won James Beard Awards. A cookbook I photographed with Sara Foster won an IACP award for photography. When not on assignment I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking, connecting with people, tinkering with vintage audio, and collecting oysters from the banks of the nearby Folly River. My friends call me lots of names, but I generally go by "Frank".

I live my life in fractions of seconds striving to make color, texture, light, emotion and subject play nice.