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 benefitĀ 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: 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: Resident #4 Al Money

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Resident #4 Al Money

Meet Allen or other wise known as Money. I first met Money when I started my career as a Well Pump Technician back in 2007. Money is a part time truck driver and is planning on retiring completely in 2014. He is definetely a Character with plenty of stories to tell. He was born and raised in Millville NJ and currently resides in Bridgeton. I will miss him for sure when he retires.

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Resident #3 Robbie

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Face # 3 is a familiar one to my family. This is my cousin Robbie. Tonight I attended a family birthday party and I brought my camera just incase someone wanted to do some portrait shots. Robbie is the second generation of cousins and is about 11 years younger than me. I never really knew what to say to him growing up because I wasn’t into the same things as he is. Robbie is extremely smart and into politics as well as theater. Probably the exact opposite of how I would classify myself. I decided to walk up to Robbie and ask him if he needed a headshot for anything because he is very stylish and has a fashion sense. Come to find out that he really was interested in modeling and loved the idea. He truly is a great subject to photograph and I am very glad that I had the opportunity to connect with him through photography. I hope that the images that I take of him can help land him in a job that he is passionate about. Robbie and I plan to do more shoots in the future so make sure you LIKE my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/chrisspanophotography and bookmark my website http://www.chrisspano.com