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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!

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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…

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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

A hot, hot weekend for music and beer! Took my saturday and headed out to Raleigh’s Scumfest, a rock-beer-vendor smorgasbord. Great music from all the bands… old friends, new friends… always a great thing!

Click through below to browse the set, and I may post some here later in the week, but it is late, and I am tired.

http://bit.ly/scumfest2011
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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Busy, busy week! Planning several shoots, planning for Savannah. Trying to wrap up loose ends before I head out on my East Coast tour to develop new work for my portfolio. I am really looking forward to shooting new music acts as well as food down south… not to mention some travel or editorial images of which I am in need of!

Be sure to check back or subscribe to the blog this week because I will be releasing a free Photoshop Action for your downloading enjoyment!

In the meantime, here is a photo I shot of Hurricane Irene slowly moving into Myrtle Beach.

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Happy Labor Day everyone! Ahh the slow death of Summer… and all though I do love the water, the long awaited winter brings me comfort.

I was featured on the WonderfulMachine Blog today for some work that I have shot on Labor Day’s Past…

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Here are some larger images of those featured… enjoy!

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I found myself free for a couple of hours while shooting client work in Savannah, so I went out, walking the river line. Glancing and taking, rarely leaving anything behind of myself. I came up to a display window of a man shucking hundreds of oysters, and immediately visions of Lewis Carroll danced through my head. It was amazing to me, all the while so far from home, that I felt the same sensation while sitting on my grandmothers front porch, (years and years ago) watching her the same. Her aged hands, cultivating, artistically shucking away bushels of these babbling oysters.

Oh, to feel that way again. When it was all so simple. So I shall read some Hemingway tonight…

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“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
-Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast (New York: Scribner, 2009), restored edition, 18.
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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I had the great pleasure to meet up with (and shoot) an amazing band in Chapel Hill for the 2nd leg of their July tour. Carolina Still is just one of those acts you can’t help but enjoy the original and chord-striking (no pun intended) music that they produce. Give them a listen at carolinastill.com

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Had the opportunity to make it to the Raleigh Kirby Derby X this year after a client canceled, (since I missed last years!) Great people, great time! Can’t wait to shoot next year.

Now that I think about it I must have looked odd walking around with a 10 foot lightstand-backpack…

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