Archives for the month of: December, 2011

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise


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Shane Deruise Photography

There are a handful of people that I have shot once or twice a year for the past 10 years. Some have grown from children to adults, and some like Robert have simply aged like a slowly fermenting brew. I took some time out of my schedule last night to stop by and shoot some images of him, as well as document his ongoing full-body tattoo he has been building for almost 9 years. Some of you may know Robert from bar-tripping around Raleigh’s downtown scene. But true friends know him as a great artist, one of the three founding fathers of “Drunken Russian-Artist’s Night” (Among many other ill fated photographer gatherings), and guitarist for the best genre-defining math-metal bands to come out of North Carolina, The Abernathy Complex.

Shane Deruise Photography

The Abernathy Complex was one of the first bands to give me a shot at photographing them. Even back in the day with no lighting equipment, and an overbearing college professor filling my head with photo do’s and don’ts. Needless to say, I am very thankful for that day, as I made some of the nicest friends I have ever had.

To Robert, Mario, Johnny, David, and John… I hope the world finds you well, with beer in hand good sirs.

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Just a shot for a local boutique here in Raleigh. Fun times on set…

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I had the great fortune to shoot the worlds largest and oldest producer of denim in the world Cone Denim for London’s very own Monocle Magazine.


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Shane Deruise Photography

Based out of Greensboro, NC Cone Denim White Oak has produced denim for Levi Strauss & Company, as well as served to supply the US Military in World War I. They still run their legendary Draper X3 shuttle looms. These mid-century narrow looms are the only ones still producing selvage denim on the western hemisphere today.

Below are some of the images that didn’t make the cut into the magazine, but still are some of my favorites. Many thanks to Delores and Stahle’ for showing me around, and to Pat Richardson, Donald Jenkins, Jerome Arnold, Mildred Bolen, Mike Roberson, Debbie Lindsey, and Dawn Whitted for letting a strange bearded man with a camera photograph them!

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography