A little bit about me: I am a professional photographer who covers the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. When I am not interviewing or photographing athletes, I run my other business, Viviana Podhaiski Photography where I photograph weddings and families. I live in Hopewell Junction with my husband, children and my most awesome dog, Kanzi!
How did this project come about? In between the other work I do, I love working on photography projects that involve your everyday people. Two years ago my husband was laid off from his job and we contemplated moving out of the area. Our kids protested, “We can’t move, we love where we live!! It’s the best place EVER!!!” Luckily everything worked out and we are still in the beautiful Hudson Valley. I decided that when it was time for the next project, I’d include my beautiful town.
Past and Current Photography Projects:
Featured Everyday Lifters: 2 year project where I photographed and told stories of the average athlete.
A Glimpse: Portraits of members in the weightlifting community off the platform. (New 2019)
Artists in the Hudson Valley: Highlight make-up and hair stylists serving the Hudson Valley. (On going)
Information about the images and how they will be used: These portraits are not headshots. In other words, don’t come dressed in suit in tie if that’s not your normal attire. Everything about this project is showing the real you. Also, it’s possible your images may be edited as a black and white. The images will be used for editorial purposes and posted on this website as part of a photo essay. In addition, some images may be posted on the Viviana Podhaiski Photography social media platforms. In addition, the images will be posted with a one line bio about the person being featured. Images will not be used for commercial use by either the photographer or the person being photographed.
Who can apply? Anyone who lives or provides a service in East Fishkill, N.Y.
All are welcomed since the images will display diversity of all different walks of life, varying ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Will I receive my images? Of course! You will receive 2-3 digital images in high resolution.
When will the images be posted: The portrait will be posted on this website as they are edited. Once all 50 are complete, they will be made into a slideshow presenting the project: Faces of East Fishkill.