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wither: the chemical garden trilogy

By Henry S. Dziekan III on March 12, 2011 6:13 PM | Leave A Comment

As I mentioned in a previous post, I shot some portraits for my cousin Lauren DeStefano, leading up to the release of her first novel, Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy. Since my last post on this topic, I was able to get my hands on a copy of the book and have finished reading it. I have to say I really enjoyed the read and could not put it down once I started. At this point I can't wait to get my hands on the next 2 books in the series.

Wither was originally set to be released on March 22, 2011, but I think it might be out already and available for sale.

If you get a chance I suggest you pick up a copy of this book and give it a read. You won't be sorry you did.


bellator 33

By Henry S. Dziekan III on November 1, 2010 4:09 PM | Leave A Comment

I should have made this post last week but I've been real busy lately and this is literally the first free minute I've had in about week or so.

Anyways, last week went out to Philadelphia to shoot Bellator 33 (a professional MMA event). Bellator 33 featured a welterweight title bout between title holder Lyman Good and Bellator season 2 winner Ben Askren and a superfight between Philly native Eddie Alvarez and Roger Huerta. The fighter were action packed and since Alvarez is from Philly, fighting in his home town for the first time, there was a lot of energy in the arena. Askren defeated Good by way of unanimous decision and Alvarez defeated Huerta by way of doctor stoppage between the 2nd and 3rd round.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from the fights.

LeVon Maynard vs Rick Hawn
HSD_0843.jpgBen Askren vs Lyman Good

Roger Huerta vs Eddie Alvarez

wither: the chemical garden trilogy

By Henry S. Dziekan III on August 30, 2010 9:28 PM | Leave A Comment

I was recently approached by author Lauren DeStefano to do headshots of her leading to the release of her first novel, Wither. This book will be the first installment in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. Lauren decided not to include a headshot of herself in the book jacket of the US release of Wither but my photos can be seen on her website and will also be present in the book jacket of the overseas editions of the book.

Wither is scheduled to be release in March 2011 and is being published by Simon and Schuster. I was able to get my hands on an early copy of Wither and though I only had 1 day to read it, and I was not able to finish the book, it was incredible. I couldn't put the book down and I can't wait to finish it. For more info go to:

Congratulations Lauren!!! I can't wait to finish reading the book.


Evolution AMMA July Bash

By Henry S. Dziekan III on July 16, 2010 4:40 PM | Leave A Comment
This past weekend I photographed the Evolution AMMA July Bash in Seyreville, NJ.  This event was held at a night club and the lighting was very uneven.  That made it difficult to get some shots because I had to constantly change my setting depending on where the fighters were in the cage.

Nevertheless, it was a night full of exciting fights.  Their were doctor stoppages, submission finishes, close decisions and even a tie, but I'd have to say the most exciting part for me was my friend Kenny Rivera winning his title fight in the 154 lb division. This is extremely impressive considering he normally fights at 145, and had to jump up a weight class to take this fight.  Kenny's striking was crisp and his submission defense was outstanding.  In the second round Kenny effortlessly rolled out of an armbar making it look simple.

Below are a few of my pics from the fight.



amma gallery

By Henry S. Dziekan III on January 18, 2010 11:28 PM | Leave A Comment
I just added another new gallery to the site.  It's called amateur mma and contains images from some amateur mixed martial arts fights that I recently shot in New Jersey.  I plan on shooting more amma fights in the near future so check back to see what I get.



Israel Gallery

By Henry S. Dziekan III on December 1, 2009 8:49 AM | Leave A Comment
I recently added a new gallery to the site.  It's called Israel.  The gallery contains a handful of pictures I took when I was in Israel during the summer of 2005.  These images were shot with various formats ranging form a 35mm, 4x5 to digital.  Though I did shoot landscapes in Israel as well, so far this gallery only consists of pictures of people.



new galleries

By Henry S. Dziekan III on November 11, 2009 10:06 PM | Leave A Comment
I just added 2 new galleries to the site.  The first is a portrait gallery which only has 2 photos in it right now, and the second is a music gallery which has live concert photos. 

I'm still in the process of digging through my archives trying to find the right photos for the galleries.  As I am doing this the galleries are going to be regularly updated.

As always I urge you to check back soon as I will be constantly adding new content.


Color Paper Negatives Gallery

By Henry S. Dziekan III on November 7, 2009 2:41 PM | Leave A Comment
I just added a new gallery to the site, Color Paper Negatives.  This is an experimental project that I worked on while in college.  I photographed still lifes with a large format camera and instead of loading the camera with film I used color photographic paper.  By using photographic paper instead of negatives and presenting that as the final product I was able to produce images in which the colors and compositions are reversed from the original setup.  Check out the photos and let me know what you think.

More content to come in the next few days so keep checking back.


Welcome To My New Website!

By Henry S. Dziekan III on October 29, 2009 9:49 PM | Leave A Comment
Welcome to my new website!!!  This site is something I've wanted to have in order to properly display my photography to friends, family and everyone else for the past few years.  It's finally up and running and I urge you to click around and check things out.  This is the place where you can see samples of my latest work, checkout my progress and see what's new with me on my blog.

Please come back regularly as I will be updating it quite a bit especially in the first few weeks.

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions or comments.