||Dec 06, 2013
||Sep 26, 2010
Brooklyn, New York, US
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mythos
Peter Grzymkowski, founder of GRZNYC, was born and raised in the great city of New York. The son of devoutly Roman Catholic, Polish immigrants, he attended high school at Cathedral Prep Seminary where he spent four years studying for the priesthood. Upon receiving his diploma, Peter had a sudden change of heart; he decided to pursue a degree in play/screenwriting after being accepted into the Theatre Arts & Film conservatory at Purchase College.
His college experience served as a period of spiritual awakening, opening his eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and reintroducing him to the creative spirit living within him. Peter had always enjoyed drawing and painting as a child, but after five reckless years at Purchase he emerged into the real world with more energy and ambition then ever before. He began painting again, playing music, and designing everything from custom guitars to t-shirts, working full time and freelancing in his spare time.
‘The art of building a brand is a medium all on its own. The beauty of it is you get to set your own limits, and with GRZNYC I don’t want there to be any. If I feel like painting, I go paint; if I feel like putting together a photo shoot, I do it. GRZNYC is our ship, and I am its captain – where we go next is completely up to me, and as far as I’m concerned we can go anywhere.’
Jesse Lee Denning, Model: "Had an awesome time working with a great up & coming artist. Looking forward to seeing more from Peter!"
Sabrina Ortiz, MUA: "As a frequent makeup artist for GRZNYC, I must say that every shoot is a big production. There's so much work and dedication that goes into every detail. Peter knows what he wants but leaves room for a bit of creativity."
Alicja Szulczewska, Model: "This was my first photo shoot and I wasn’t sure what to expect. And yet from beginning to end, everything unfolded very professionally. The atmosphere on set was relaxed and easy going, and the stress I felt at first slowly faded. Peter is a very creative and talented person – I love his drawings. It was a pleasure to work with him and I wish him nothing but success."
Christopher Vernale, Photographer: "Peter has always been an exacting and talented professional as long as I've known him. He brings a level of knowledge that immediately puts the models and crew at ease. His eye for the photographic and his style took our shoots to a much nicer level."
Keela Snider, Model: "Never knowing what to expect as a model, I was relieved by Peter's excellent communication and professionalism. The entire team made me feel right at home, as if I were with friends. After experiencing the quality of Peter's vision, I believe that collaborating with GRZNYC will prove to be a pivotal moment in my modeling career."
Francesca Aluzzo, MUA: "It was a pleasure working with Peter, he's both creative and attentive to everyone's needs. I hope to work with him again in the future!"
Angelina Shipilina, Model: "It was a big pleasure to work with Peter. He was professional and had a cool personality. Everything was perfectly organized. I had a great time shooting!"
Paige Campbell, MUA: "I love working with Peter! He'll get in there and pose for the model so she knows exactly what he's talking about. He invites criticism, and tells you that he loves hearing it. To me that really says something about someone. He puts so much thought and heart into his vision, it's a joy to be a part of. We all have fun and get so many fantastic shots. There's no doubt in my mind he is going places."
Luz Declet, Model: "Peter organizes his shoots in a way where everyone understands what their job is, and he's very open to criticism. Working with him showed me what professionalism is all about."
Vaishali Vashist, MUA: "As a professional makeup artist, I like to work with people who are creative, professional and promising. I must say that Peter has all of these qualities. He is very skilled when it comes to bringing his art to life and that shows in his work. I look forward to working on more projects and I wish him all the very best."
Leah Jung, Model: "Peter entered my life as a like-minded collaborator, and is now considered a friend."
Joseph Loftus, Photographer: "I have worked with Peter for a few years now, as one of his photographers. Be it on set, an outdoor shoot, or simply making new connections, Peter has always put forth a professional and goal oriented demeanor. We have collaborated on numerous projects, all of which would not have come to fruition if not for creativity, determination and passion, all of which he possesses. I continue to look forward to working with Peter on future projects as well as what comes next with GRZNYC!"
Gleyris Caraballo, Model: "One word to describe shooting with Peter: AMAZING. Working with him was a pleasure. During the shoot he knew exactly what he was doing and even helped me accomplish some better poses. I thank Peter for the opportunity he offered me. I would love to work with Peter in the future if possible."
Aleksander Sebastien, Photographer: "Peter was a total pro, and the feeling on set was totally comfortable and conducive for the best photos possible."
Elizaveta Bagina, Model: "I recently had a photo shoot with Peter Grzymkowski, and he was very creative and very detailed with his work. He suggested some great pose ideas and created a friendly working environment - I had a great experience!"
Susana Sofia, Model: "It was an awesome time working with Peter and his GRZNYC team. Everyone was extremely focused and professional the entire time. We got our work done and had fun on set, and everyone was super down to earth."
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