Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Help Rebuild Raleigh

On April 16th, 2011 Raleigh, NC was hit by “the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history.” A weather system spawning more than 25 tornados in NC alone.

22 people were killed and more than 130 injured by tornadoes and severe storms that struck 20 counties in North Carolina, 4 of them were children in a trailer park.

I was one of the fortunate not to be hit hard by the storms, and afterward, ventured out into the destruction to do what I know best. Photograph.

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

I met many people during my weeks of shooting, and actually befriended one of the victims. He had expressed an interest in being a photographer, and on top of that; enjoyed a drink or two (another profession I enjoy). With that, I hired him as my assistant!

It is very strange the way the world works.

This was also the first assignment that my #1 assistant helped out on… my son!

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Please help the people in need:

American Red Cross (Triangle Chapter): http://bit.ly/lNTSck

Share Our Shoes: http://bit.ly/l3CVMA

Clean Up and Seeking Help: http://bit.ly/lKUurX