Noah Purdy specializes in editorial and commercial portrait photography. His work has been published locally in Pittsburgh Magazine, TEQ Magazine, H Magazine and internationally in Net Magazine. His commercial clients include Herman Miller, The University of Michigan, Robert Morris University and Bearded. Noah currently lives in Pittsburgh's historic Uptown and is available for hire.

DC to Pittsburgh Via Bicycle.

Vacation for Sarah and I usually means some sort of insane bike trip. This year came with some career shuffling and schedule uncertainty and we weren't sure we would have the time for an adventure. With less than a month of planning and winter weather impending (or so we thought) we made the last minute call to pack up our bikes, use Amtrak's new roll-on service from Pittsburgh to DC, and ride our bikes back along the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage.

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Pittsburgh Help Portrait 2013

Help-Portrait is a once yearly event that happens on the first Saturday of December. It is a coming-together of photographers, retouchers, make-up artists, hairstylists, and other volunteers to provide portraits to folks who might not otherwise have the means to get their portrait professionally taken.

Even nearly a week later I’m still trying to process the experience. I met so many amazing folks that I otherwise likely wouldn’t have. Whatever feeling of purpose I derive from photography was fulfilled that day and I’m grateful that I was able to share it.

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Congratulations, Bill Peduto.

It's been a tough year, politically, for the city of Pittsburgh. I've admittedly not followed it very closely as I haven't actually lived in the city until recently. I have however met Bill a few times during his campaign for mayor and I am incredibly optimistic for what the future holds for Pittsburgh with him at the helm.

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Regina Koetters

I’ve met a lot of incredible folks as a result of putting together Rustbelt Almanac and as luck would have it most of them have become friends - Regina is one of them. We wrote about her transformation from lego-city architect to Naval officer to grocer in Issue No. 1 but I still don’t think the article does justice to the mountain of accomplishments under her belt. She’s certainly one of the hardest working folks I know and it’s great that I’ve gotten to continue working with her.

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