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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise


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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.

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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

Final image from my amazing day down in Lizard Lick, NC photographing the crew from TruTV’s Lizard Lick Towing!

Can’t say enough about how great these guys are. Hope to get back to the lick soon!

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I have always had a knack for finding these amazing abandoned houses. I always wondered what happened to the people living there, and in this case, when a house is pretty much in the same condition…

The ingredients in the cupboard, the clothes in the dressers, the children’s toys scattered in the play room, as if the family vanished into a thin vapor.

Where did they go?

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

The cutest baby ever… but I may be quite biased.

Some shots of my son to send off to a baby modeling agency… who would of thought, babies that represent babies in the modeling industry.

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Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

You can’t drive to Greensboro from Raleigh, and not stop by the Red Oak Brewery! Delicious brews to be had!

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Finished up a shoot documenting the oldest Denim Mill in the world (right here in North Carolina) for Monocle Magazine’s Dec/Jan Issue.

Can’t wait to post pics when the issue comes out! I do want to thank Delores & Stahle’ for showing me around and helping during the shoot!

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Been busting the preverbal butt this week, wrapping up edits, and bringing several interesting jobs to a close. Before I can post those (waiting for the magazines to go to print) here is a still from the upcoming music video we filmed for Justice.

Love makin’ and Photo takein’!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography