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.Read More
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.
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...Read More
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.Read More
Monday night I received a call from a friend that the Height's Plaza was on fire. I grabbed my camera and drove up the hill. When I arrived part of the roof above the legendary J&S Pizza was damaged but it appeared that the fire was under control. This, unfortunately, was not the case.Read More