Magazine shoots at Calverton farm

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Crew members set a backdrop for an Interview magazine photo shoot.

Photographers from New York City set up shop in Riverhead Friday morning for a photo shoot at a Calverton farm, the latest in a series of photo and movie shoots in recent months here.

Friday’s shoot for Interview magazine featured a series of colored props set against wheat fields at Windy Acres Farm on Manor Road, though crew members would not say exactly what type of story or feature they were shooting for.

The magazine, founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol, includes long-form articles, photos and interviews with artists and actors by artists and actors.

Photographers arrived about 8 a.m., said an assistant to the shoot’s producer, Corey Williams.

Mr. Williams, whose crew is shooting in Riverhead for the first time, thanked Windy Acres for letting them use the property.

“I got some plum jam from the farm,” he said. “It was fantastic.”

Last year, the HBO crime drama “Boardwalk Empire” shot scenes at a Calverton farm for the series’s violent season finale.

In March, a team of filmmakers shot scenes for the Coen Brothers latest film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The team shot at two locations, the Riverhead Water district property on Northville Turnpike and an old potato barn, both made to look like vintage gas stations in the Midwest.

“Riverhead was really willing to help us out,” said Samson Jacobson, assistant to the film’s location director, at the time. “Everybody loves
watching the moviemaking, but Riverhead has gone above and beyond.”

The movie, a period piece about a folk singer set mostly in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in 1961, features movie stars such as John Goodman of “The Big Lebowski” and Justin Timberlake of “The Social Network” and will be released in 2013.

A month later, bikers turned the Jamesport Country Store into a photo studio to shoot a custom bike by Chaos Cycle for a Spanish motorcycle magazine.

Photographer Mark Velazquez, who shot the bike for the magazine, said the location let the group to showcase the rural vintage character of Riverhead.

“We try to get Long Island exposure as much as we can,” Mr. Velazquez said in April.

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