Archives for the month of: October, 2011

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I do love a good zombie walk, minus the hipsters…

Happy Halloween everyone!

Lots of new work posting next week!

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Got to shoot for the amazing people over at the Penn Stater Magazine for their Nov/Dec Issue.

Shane Deruise Photography

Beverly McIver is an amazing artist based out of the Triangle, and she has an honorary doctorate! She is also the focus of a new HBO Documentary called “Raising Renee” debuting this fall! We had a blast shooting her images!

Shane Deruise Photography
Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

So I have been kicking myself… I have been so busy shooting that PhotoBrew has suffered… I have a couple of episodes in the works, but each is still missing a bit of footage… where does one find the time!

Out on another shoot with a great musician, Wyatt… I am trying to find my style again after years of shooting what the client tells me to shoot… dirty money dictating the look.

More shoots from the week coming soon and perhaps some behind the scenes footage!

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Brotherhood and friendship are taken very lightly this day and age, from your 1,576 “friends” on facebook, to your misspelled responses via textual transmission.

The world over there are few people I would stand back-to-back with and defend our drunken honor in a sailor-circle-brawl. It just so happened, in my limited travels, that I was able to photograph this man. A man so generous and jolly, you can’t help but shake his hand and thank god you met someone like him. Underneath his rough-and-tumble demeanor and his irish timbre, you will find a man so giving of the self, and quick to cheers a beer and call you brother. A man I am proud to call a friend.

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When you’re a Jet
You’re a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin’ day

When you’re a Jet
If the spit hits the fan
You got brothers around
You’re a family man

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Back in from a busy weekend!

Last Werd Arts Group R&B artist Justice flew in from Atlanta this weekend so we could start filming the music video for his latest single “All I Got.”

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

With a great crew and great weather we knocked it out! A little short of 12 hours, this is probably the fastest filmed music video in history. Did some great DIY on set, built a dolly/jib out of a wheelchair! I will try to get a tutorial up on PhotoBrew ASAP.

I would like to thank my assistant Guy, as well as Team Justice: Tank & Savage.

Here are some preliminary screens from the video:

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Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

It is a simple pleasure to make it out to shoot the state fair behind the scenes. Perhaps it’s because I relate more to the hard working, nomadic, separated souls that are sent before the cotton candy or the deep-friend-snickers than I do to the herds of human livestock corralled between the steel guardrails.

It takes me back to my professional wrestling days, when all the crowd would see are the performers… the superstars flying through the air. Never mind the booker, the ring crew, the gorilla position. The smoke and mirrors that is a glorious spectacle.

Just to sit and talk with them, oh the stories, the lives, and the families.

They let me in, and hug me each and every year… why? From what they tell me, it’s because unlike most photographers that meander by and snap a shot, hoping not to be noticed, I stop… and talk to them. Share with them. I do not only take, but I give as well… and each day I return with photographs in hand to give to everyone that I shot the day before, be it a person, building, animal… I try my hardest to find everyone.

And I miss them during the year, but always look forward to the crisp autumn when an old friend returns.

Remember to give back…

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Out to the fair grounds again shooting the prep work! Here is a panoramic of the layout! Be sure to click for larger view!

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise Photography

Once again the NC State fair is on its way. Get your arm deep fried, hell they deep fry everything!

You can see some of the images I am shooting for an upcoming fair book here: http://bit.ly/ncsfair

Deep fried beer… yum…

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

The story of my life… very behind in my work… another funny story however…

Back in June I was contacted by a company (whose face shall remain nameless) to shoot a portrait for a story that Entrepreneur Magazine was running. A man in a woman’s field… slippers!

Of course I jumped at the thought of shooting such an interesting fellow. A man that has made a fortune in footwear? How could I resist? So after contracts and paperwork were handled I shot down to Wilson, NC nailed the shoot and off went the proofs. Things were running smoothly and I am feeling pretty good with a good shooting day under my belt and an ice-cold PBR in my hand.

Once the proof was approved and the final invoice sent, I got a peculiar email asking for the rest of the images. “The rest of the images,” I thought to myself… so I looked over the contracts and in black and white there stood “Limited to 2 approved images.”

So in my nicest email voice, I respond that they were not allowed the rest of the images, however we could negotiate a price for their purchase. Well, now our great business relationship had spun into me being a lying photographer. But, being the pro that I am, I pushed for final payment, it was received, the final images were delivered and set to run in the September issue of Entrepreneur… or so I was told.

September came and went and no sign of the images. No replies from the “agent” and no call from the magazine. Well finally I called Entrepreneur to see if the article got cancelled.

THERE WAS NO ARTICLE! This “agent” had falsely presented the article opportunity to Mr. Snoozie himself so she would keep from losing her job. She had gone so far as to hire me as a photographer, and some poor writer no one had even heard from JUST to keep him on the lease, so to speak.

So sadly this may be the only place you see these images… I know, I know… I got paid so who cares?

It is just sad to see so many people take advantage of others. This business should be full of creatives trying to make this field a better place by integrity, honesty, and hard work. *sips PBR*

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography