is a self-taught freelance photographer residing in Rosendale, calling the Hudson Valley home for the past four years. Matt can be found roaming the East Coast with his soul stealer by his side, capturing a wide range of subjects. The majority of his work is based in portraiture skateboarding, snowboarding, music, fashion, and photojournalism. Matt divides his time between the Hudson Valley and the New York City area, where he has a studio. Matt photographed Dutchess County legislator and progressive activist Joel Tyner for the Local Luminary. Portfolio: www.mattpetricone.com
Photographer f-Stop Fitzgerald
began his career as a freelance photographer shooting music, art, and politics for many San Francisco underground publications, including—the Bay Guardian, the Berkeley Barb and Damage. His work has been published in over 100 periodicals, including Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and the San Francisco Examiner. He has authored six books about the rock & roll culture, including contributing to X-Capees: A San Francisco Punk Photo Documentary. Click here to see f-Stop’s photos of the Rosendale Cafe.
is author of the novel The Magician’s Study and a poetry chapbook Loosestrife Along the River Styx. The New York Post called The Magician’s Study “required reading,” while Booklist said it “heralds the arrival of a major talent.” He also wrote and directed Amerikan Partizan, a short film that premiered at the Spectrum 8 Theatres as part of the Edwood Film Festival. Tobias’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s and The Mississippi Review. He lives with his wife in Albany. Click here to read, “In the Realm of Ashes,” his foray into the world of animal cremation.
At the age of 10, Francis Cruz
set three life goals: to be the first in her family to graduate from college, travel the world, and make a living writing. As a senior journalism major at SUNY New Paltz she is just shy of completing the first and preparing to spend the rest of her life chasing the other two. Francis isn’t home unless she’s near water and cannot visit a city without seeing its parks and museums. Francis is Chronogram’s editorial intern for the fall semester. Click here to read her preview of two shows curated by Chrissy Glenn.