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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.

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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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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Fiks:Reflective

Fiks:Reflective is a Pittsburgh based company that produces passive cycling-safety gear with design in mind. I first met the owner, Nick Drombosky, while working on issue no. 1 of Rustbelt Almanac. Fiks:Reflective's most popular product are their wheel stripes - retrorefelctive stickers designed to be an evolution of the traditional wheel reflector...

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André Costello for Rustbelt Almanac

Issue No. 2 of Rustbelt Almanac is due out soon and Michael and I have been hard at work on it. Earlier last month we packed up our cameras, hot-dogs, beer and hung out with André Costello and friends at Bayardstown Social Club to grill, listen to music, and shoot some photos for Issue No. 2.

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