Zen & Chaos Studios, LLC has provided photography services for a wide range of projects, providing our commercial and personal clients alike with professional results with a creative flare. We have spent a lot of our time looking through the lens of a camera, honing our skills to capture the perfect shot at the right moment. We have covered a variety of events, including several for our military community, such as the annual Vermont Remembers Run, Defenders vs. Enforcers benefit hockey game, and the Survivors Event - a Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial initiative of which our owner, Jerry Wood, is a member of the committee,


“Cinematography and photography use a lot of the same principals: lighting, composition, and mood,” Jerry says. “I strive to take the best pictures I can. Whether it's capturing tender moments at a wedding, finding that creative angle on set and photographing it, or freezing in time the beauty of the world around us – I love capturing moments.”

"On Sept. 23, 2014, Joshua Rodney Pallotta, 25, succumbed to his ongoing battle with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. We wanted to start this group to share our amazing memories of him, but also to raise awareness for PTSD and suicide."  - - Valerie Pallotta


Please visit and support the Josh Pallotta Fund.


"People always tell me "I don't know how you and Greg do it. If that were me I'd x, y, or z..." Honestly, these events aren't just about raising funds for Josh's House. They are about raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress and Veteran suicide. They are about networking. They are about letting our Veterans know we're doing something for them to hopefully make their lives better and have more meaning and a purpose. It's all about letting them know we haven't forgotten." - - Valerie Pallotta

I was given another opportunity to be one of the photographers at the 15th Annual Defenders vs Enforcers Benefit Hockey game.  Proceeds went to the Vermont Police Association & The Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation.


The event was filled with an entertaining Hockey game, audience participation challenges: like Chuck-a-puck and an amusing game of Knocker ball. There was a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction with signed Hockey Memorabilia.


Sponsored by the Essex VFW and The Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies



Premiered on Showtime - Novemver 18, 2018 - Golden Globe nominated!


I had the amazing opportunity to play a C.E.R.T. (Correctional Emergency Response Team) background actor in the Escape at Dannemora mini-series directed by Ben Stiller and Produced by Showtime. Although I worked under the direction of 2nd Unit Director Phil Neilson, I did get to see Ben Stiller at lunch one day. I respected his time and didn't approach him, it was just cool to see him there and be a part of it all!


I was called to be on set 3 separate days, each day getting a little closer to the camera.  The third day was the most fun as 5 other C.E.R.T.s and I were in the back of truck which drove past the manhole cover where they escaped.  And it just so happens that this footage was used in the series!  I can be seen in back of the truck directly behind the passenger seat in Episode 7. Click here to watch the TRAILER.


The photographer in me couldn't help but capture some of the moments on set. If you would like to see them, click the link below.  I would love to have captured more, but I was there for another purpose.



For a decade many photographers have volunteered their time to capture this amazing event.  I've only had the pleasure of being involved for the last 6 years. All proceeds from the 11k Race benefits: The Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial, a memorial that serves as a reminder of the sacrifices endured by our Vermont Heroes and their families.


Before the race, as the runners\walkers start registration, I mingle and take pictures.  In the early morning I usually spend a good portion of my time taking pictures of the memorial.  I try to find an angle and look that surpasses the shots I took the year before.


You can view the collection of pictures that I and many other photographers have taken over the last 3 years. I'm working on uploading pictures from prior events.

I had the honor of becoming a member of the VT National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee.  One of their objectives is to support an annual VTNG Gold Star Families event\activity.  I was again blessed with the opportunity of photographing the 2nd Annual Survivor Event in which the committee made it possible for the Gold Star Families to go to a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway park.


The event was held on May 28, 2018.  It turned out to be a wonderful day and an amazing trip.  I was able to go on the field and take pictures again this year!  The Gold Star Families were honored before the game with flowers, escorted on the field by a Red Sox player, and introduced with their soldier's picture on the big screen. Kevin McLaughlin had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.

Vermont's Governor Phil Scott donated a Harley Davidson to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, who will be raffling it off to raise money for their organization.  They will only be selling 699 tickets at $50/each.  The drawing was held on Saturday June 30th at Green Mountain Harley Davidson Dealership on Pearl Street in Essex Junction.


Don Edwards asked me to take pictures of the dedication ceremony in which Governor Phil Scott spoke. and Mike Gilhooly asked me to photograph the raffle. I told them that I would be happy to photograph the events.  I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Don and Mike at the Annual Vermont Remembers Run.  They gladly donated their time, helping at the race.  They have also given me a road name: "Photzen"!  What an honor, I am truly humbled.

This annual tournament is another fun and family friendly event that benefits the Josh Pallotta Fund.  Teams from all over come out to play while volunteers bring food and drinks for the players to enjoy after their game.  Merchandise is on sale to support PTSD awareness.

"On Sept. 23, 2014, Joshua Rodney Pallotta, 25, succumbed to his ongoing battle with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. We wanted to start this group to share our amazing memories of him, but also to raise awareness for PTSD and suicide."  - - Valerie Pallotta

Please visit and support the Josh Pallotta Fund.



On occasion I have been asked to take pictures at an event, but I have also started delving into Family photos, Junior and Senior Photos for School.  I have also taken photos at weddings, birthday parties and other special events.  Here are a few examples of my work.


If you've got an event that you would like photographed or are simply interested in having some family photos taken, reach out to me by filling out the form on my Contact page.  I have reasonable rates and will many times volunteer my time for charitable events.

My wife and I drove down to Marlborough, MA to meet Actor/Cosplayer R. W. Martin for the Super Megafest Comic-Con. I networked my way from booth to booth taking pictures and talking with the vendors. I took pictures leaving my business card with a promise to post a link where they could download the pics from.


I had the fortunate opportunity to meet and talk to Tony Moran (Halloween), Kristy McNichol (Family), and Wil Wheaton (Star Trek The Next Generation, Table Top, Big Bang Theory). I shook hands with Larry Storch (F Troop), a show I remember watching as a kid.


I also visited the booth of a graphic artist Jay Mooers. I chatted with him about the comic book he's drawing for Johnny C, and R. W. Martin. I'm honored to be in the loop and have seen the comic book come to life through its various stages of creation.

I went to the Green Mountain Comic Expo to network and meet some comic book collaborating friends of Cosplay\Actor R.W. Martin.  I took the opportunity to network in a different way.  I took pictures of booths and the people working at them with the offer of making the pictures available for download.


I was surprised at how many people I was able to network with. So many interesting and talented people. I met Dan Flanders of Manic Mart, who is currently making 6 masks for my short film "Where is She?".

The Wings over Vermont Air Show event took place on August 13 - 14, 2016.  The weather kept the planes from flying on Saturday, but we were able to enjoy an amazing show on Sunday. My wife volunteer for the event, so I took the opportunity to do a little photography. The weather proved challenging, but I persevered nonetheless. I was quite happy with the pictures I took and hope you will enjoy them as well.

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