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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

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

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a fashion shot a took in my hometown a bit back…

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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*

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

So I am packing equipment and clothes as we speak, heading for the great south… as if I wasn’t far enough south to begin with!

I will try to update from the road, but with the busy shooting schedule, it may be next to impossible! I will however leave you with one of my favorite shots from this weekend @scumfest

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Happy Friday everyone!

Before the long weekend I leave you with some fashion work I did in Durham this last week. Client wanted available light, but still dark and loved the concept of something weird or off about the photo…

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

That’s right! Yours truly is featured on PDN’s Photo of the Day! Thanks to PDN, and also my studio crew: Tony, Lee, and Camille for making the image happen!

I really can’t wait to start shooting the rest of this portfolio!

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Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Had some fun shooting some portfolio work for a model this weekend! Sometimes its good to leave the huge rolling case of strobes at the studio, and bring a not-so-heavy reflector to a shoot.

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Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Raleigh, NC Photography

Shot Candi last weekend for some summer campaign stuff… LOVED the way the shots came out… not too bad for losing our first location, and then finding this one in a pinch!

Enjoy the birth of Summer!

Photographer: Shane Deruise
MUA: Camille
Model: Candi

Shane Deruise Raleigh Photography

Shane Deruise Raleigh Photography