Irish Pub’s Tour de Shore 2014

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The Irish Pub Tour de Shore is a 65-mile charity bike ride from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia to the original Irish Pub’s location in Atlantic City. The event was held on Sunday, July 27th 2014. The funds from the Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefit children and the families of fallen Police Officers in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Region.

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I was invited to ride along with my friend Joe, who works for Wheelies Bike Shop in Medford NJ, as he provided bike support for the riders. Wheelies had three support vehicles all throughout the race. Joe and I joined the racers at the first rest stop in Berlin, where there were plenty of bikes to service.

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When photographing an event of this caliber, its easy to get overwhelmed with things to shoot. I set a goal to only capture emotion. By doing this I was able to calm down and focus on the action.

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Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefit is very close to meeting their goal of $700,000.00 if you would like to donate to help families of Fallen Officers please visit their webpage irishpub.donordrive.com

I will be posting an album with more photos that I took of the event on my Facebook Page soon. Please LIKE Facebook.com/chrisspanophotography to stay up to date with my latest posts. If you are in any of the photos please feel free to TAG yourself, so your friends can find their way to my page as well.

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The Faces of New Jersey Project : Paul K Trace

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Paul K TraceI am very proud to introduce you to this extremely talented photographer friend of mine, (Paul Trace). I actually met him today on accident. We had never met face to face before only through phone and email communications. I had just arrived at Red Bank Battlefield and was waiting for my next NJ resident to arrive. While walking up to the river I passed Paul. In passing Paul made a comment about the gear I was carrying. I explained the project I was working on and handed him a card when he replied “CHRIS, I’M PAUL TRACE.”

Our connection first started when his grandson began working for the same company I do. Paul would send me his old Pro Photo Magazines and has given me knowledge that can only come from a photographer with decades of experience. It was actually Paul’s idea for me to change the name of my image from Negatives Revealed to something more personal that my audience can relate to (Chris Spano Photography).

Paul introduced me to his lovely wife and explained that they were at the battlefield for a little walk and to capture images for Stock Photography. I wasn’t going to let Paul walk away without taking a photograph of him. It was truly an honor to put a face to the man who has had such an impact on the way I approach my photography craft.

I would highly reccomend Paul to capture any of your photographic needs. You can find some of his work here……. http://www.pktrace.com

Please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSpanoPhotography to stay up to date with my project The Faces of New Jersey.

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Katt Wilkins

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Katt and I met online through the South Jersey Photography Group. Katt has been making photographs since she first picked up her fathers camera in her Elementary School Years. Katt recently started a very inspiring photo project of her own. She takes photos of herself and others to showcase the beauty in everyone, especially those that have been through rough times in their life. Katt lost her sister to a “life-long battle with Muscular Dystrophy and six months later her best friend committed suicide”.

Needless to say, Katt has gone through a lot in a very short amount of time. It takes a lot of courage for her to speak up and not only share her experience with the world but also help others who may be going through similar experiences. You can find Katt and her project here……. https://www.facebook.com/KattWilkinsPhotography

If you would like to see more photos I took during Katt’s photoshoot head over to my page and clck the Like button. https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSpanoPhotography

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Desa Scott

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Desa Scott

Meet Desa, she is 29 years old from Lindenwold NJ. Desa is a stay at home Mom to a handsome 2 year old boy named Austin. She currently resides in West Deptford with her son and newly married husband Joe. Desa is not your typical girl as she doesn’t like to dress up. She stated that she would rather throw on a pair of jeans and t-shirt and head to the lake with a fishing pole in hand. Desa also enjoys camping, mudding and photography.

Please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSpanoPhotography and check out more photos from Desa’s photoshoot at the barn.

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Jeremy

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Jeremy

Meet Jeremy, he is the fiancé of Megan Steigerwalt. Jeremy goes on all of Megan’s photoshoots as an escort and sometimes even participates with props. In his spare time he likes to come up with new cocktails, play video games, and work on projects in photoshop. Jeremy would like to persue a career in either Graphic Design or Advertising. You can find Jeremy on Deviant Art here……… http://dp-07-04.deviantart.com/gallery/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSpanoPhotography

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisspano

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Curious Bystander

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The Faces of New Jersey Project- Curious Bystander

While photographing Allie a few weeks ago at the Hamilton Mall, we were approached by this fella. He was curious why we were taking pictures. I explained the project and gave out a contact card. He said thank you and was on his way. Our paths crossed once again as we were heading downstairs and I was told I would be contacted. I explained that I lived about 40 mins away and he should allow me to take a headshot real quick while I was there.

After a little hessitation about his wardrobe, he agreed to participate. I asked have you ever heard of the term squinching? He replied, “Smile with my eyes” yeah I got it. I never really thought of using that term but it makes total sense. After just a few test shots this was the outcome. As the shoot was coming to an end, he explained that he doesn’t always have access to the internet; however, he would check out the project at a friend’s house. I wish I could remember his name but it went so fast I couldn’t recall when I got home. I want to say its Armondo but I could be completely wrong.

If you or someone you know lives in NJ and has an interesting story to tell. Please send me a message through this blog and like my Facebook Page…… http://www.facebook.com/chrisspanophotography

 

The Faces of NJ Project: Aubrie Anna

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Meet Aubrie, she is a 22 year old actor from Palmyra New Jersey. Aubrie grew up a complete Tom-Boy who would go as far as dress in boys clothes and play sports with all the boys. Aubrie holds the Burlington County record in 2011 for shooting an impressive 51 three pointers. She is currently a server at Pub; however, in the past has worked in construction, remodeling homes.  When Aubrie was thirteen she began to experiment with clothes and makeup. This is when her interest for modeling and acting began. Aubrie has always enjoyed entertaining and making people laugh. Aubrie just finished her first feature film called Rachel’s Revenge and is currently working on her second called One Night at Dante’s. Aside from acting Aubrie has modeled in a couple runway shows for designers.

It’s safe to say that this young lady has already accomplished a lot for her age. I look forward to seeing her on the big screen one day.
You can find find Aubrie on any of the links below.

Aubrie’s Links

Model Mayhem Page-http://www.modelmayhem.com/779382

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/aubynanners

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5941899/

If you or someone you know lives in NJ and has an interesting story to tell. Please send me a message through this blog and like my Facebook Page…… http://www.facebook.com/chrisspanophotography

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Ken Steinberg

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Ken Steinberg

Meet Ken, born in Brooklyn, NY. Ken worked for a Wall Street Company around the same time The World Trade Center had just opened. While attending school in Building 1 of the World Trade Center, Ken studied all aspects of International Trade. At the age of 29, Ken was relocated to Center City Philadelphia where he worked in the Penn Mutual Building. During this time Ken found himself living in the Echelon Apartments next to the newly opened Echelon Mall. Ken was quite the businessman, moving around in some big buisness circles of the International Trade Industry and was often a guest at the Legionaires Club. Ken has resided in many areas of South Jersey and has come to love the senior friendly atmosphere. Ken is a father, an active biker rider who is into excercising and technology. Ken can often be found utlizing the computers and internet services at the Pennsauken Public Library where he currenlty resides.

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Fred Glasser

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Fred Glasser

Meet Fred, full time Professional Photographer and owner of S18 Photography based in Marlton NJ, with a studio in Cinnaminson. Fred shoots a lot of Commercial Photography; however, specializes in Real Estate and Headshot Photography. Fred’s wife is a photographer as well, she primarily is a Newborn Photographer but they shoot wedding’s and events together. Fred said that they compliment each other well as they have different shooting styles.

Fred, never really knew what he wanted to be when he grew up and along the way he’s done everything from stock trading & real estate to owning his own vending company. Fred’s background is in engineering, he has a degree is in Computer & Electrical Engineering. Fred, worked for the US Dept. of Defense for 8+ years. Fred worked in Weapons & Munitions testing for the US Army, and in modeling and simulation for the Navy. Fred worked his way from Jr. Engineer to Lead Project Engineer in 5 years at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ. Fred then went into management where he managed a number of large information systems & visual landing aids platforms… a number of multi-million dollar platforms stationed throughout the world.

One of the scariest decisions of Fred’s life was when he stepped away from his day job, leaving behind six figures, while having a mortgage, car payments, a daughter and more. Fred decided that he wanted to do something that truly made him happy and liked the idea of owning his own company. Along with his wife, Fred was able to build their already busy photography business into his a successful company. Fred is very excited about moving forward with what he and his wife love to do.

I met Fred on Google+ and I have already learned a lot from him just by going on this photo shoot. Fred is a huge fan of David Hobby, and strobist.com and has a lot of knowledge on off camera flash. Something I have very little knowledge with but have been trying to learn for quite some time now. I also learned a good bit about custom white balance as the shot you see here, was not coming out how I had originally planned in my head. Fred told me it was due to the incandescent bulbs and suggested that I custom white balance my camera off of his shirt. As soon as I did that the photo came to life. It was definetly a pleasure meeting Fred and I look forward to future shoots together.

If you would like to connect with Fred head over to one of his websites
http://www.s18photography.com, http://www.s18newborns.com, he is also on many other Social Media platforms. Just do a search for S18 Photography.

If you or someone you know lives in NJ and would like to be featured in my project, please send me a message either through this site or on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/chrisspanophotography

The Faces of New Jersey Project: Becky Beasley

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Becky Beasley

Meet Becky, born and raised in Cherry Hill. Becky moved to New York for college and spent nearly a decade there working in advertising. She was living the dream. Becky ended up moving back to Jersey and married the love of her life. They currently reside in Lumberton with two dogs and two cats. Becky and I first met while shooting our very first wedding as second shooters. There were a total of 4 photographer at that wedding. A bit overkill but it was a blast. While I stopped shooting weddings, Becky continued doing it on the weekends. She is a very talented graphic designer with a passion for photography. It was great having the opportunity to photograph Becky, she is such a kind soul and extremely photogenic. Please check out Becky’s Page http://www.facebook.com/beckybeasleyphotography and give her a like.

If you or someone you know lives in NJ and would like to be featured in my project, please send me a message either through this site or on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/chrisspanophotography