October 22, 2012

If you have followed me for years on here (as most of you have) PLEASE follow my commercial work as well… (follow via tumblr)

Take This Pill Maintenance

August 24, 2012

Hey guys… TTP is under some maintain right now. Because of the massive amounts of hits we receive we are forced to move servers. So some images will be unavailable for a bit, but will be back up as soon as we are done. THANKS!

My Fathers Grandson…

August 6, 2012

photography by shane deruise

Originally Published on: Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:10

I have laid awake many nights this month, thinking away. My work has become a burden to me. Is it good enough? Is my vision right? Do I have the look that is marketable? All of these questions for a craft that I have spent 10 years perfecting.

I use to never question myself, I shot what I want when I wanted, and it sold, or at the very least, struck interest in my meager internet following. Now I’m not sure what I should be doing.

If erotic won’t sell, and commercial won’t sell, and every other rip-off-so-called photographer in the area can’t have an original thought without visiting my site or blog (and I know you do), then what really is the point?

I think back to all of this, because I have a son.

When I say it out loud it almost feels like it’s not true. All the while he is marinating in my wife’s belly, what do I have to offer him? What legacy am I handing down? Can I even be a good father?

I worry I have some inherent trait that would force he and I away from each other. I also worry that despite my best efforts, all the care I can give to him isn’t good enough. What am I handing him? A father that works for himself and barely gets by? A father that helps out others and gets taken advantage of in the process? A father that has worked for years to become something, even a marginal something… and despite a great talent, the lack of assets has managed to make him fall short?

My heart is broken because of it.

My father was always busy trying to work for us, and then, later… he became injured and distant. Only now, 20 years and 200 miles after the fact, are we able to communicate like people. I’m just not sure I understand how to be a dad.

Then I think of the love that my wife and I can give him, and the things I learned from my grandmother, mother, and father. How to scramble and egg, or build a fort, or shoot your cousin with a bow-and-arrow made by hand from some bamboo in the neighbors yard. It makes me feel like I have a chance to show him a world that most kids don’t get to experience.

Then I think, despite what his father may be now, there is no better father for him.

Reverie Recovery “The Erotic View”

December 7, 2010

photography by shane deruise

My Erotic Christmas book; Reverie Recovery “The Erotic View” is out now! Order in the next 15 days and receive the book for $50.00! If you are a model interested I will post a model list so you can order.


Over 400 images and writings of Shane Deruise. Deruise finds a fresh approach to erotica and sexuality through an examination of human nature and the fault lines of female emotional tensions. To put it succinctly, Deruise “is less generous and more aggressive in this era of his body of work.” At the heart of Deruise’s photographic urges are the exquisite tension between the fear of intimacy and the yearning for acceptance, as well as the desire to create art. Deruise’s vision is a unique marriage between life and lust.

From the Artist:
You ask me sarcastically what my work is, I work to build my soul. I work to glance under the skirt of the world. The lacerated lines aren’t congruous anymore; too plain to be veins, and all the pretty things we bought her, and all the dirty things we’ve saved. The wet, nightmarish things. Breathing on our hips, or gripping knuckles down your pants. Stomach knots tightening nylon knots, and your cup is spilling over. I have learned how to dutifully untie those old knots, to exchange one for another, sewing images around a so-called waist, a garter; not for your body, but for your soul.

REVERIE RECOVERY “The Erotic View” by Shane Deruise.
Keepsake Publishing, NC2010. 200 pages, numerous color and black-and-white photographs & memoirs, 8×10″.

To Know I’m Well…

November 8, 2010

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We had a great time at my show this weekend… if you missed it you really missed out… tons of people…

Paw Print…

August 31, 2010

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Shot this last night… had the idea and was hoping it would come out well… 10 more days till the sex-ultrasound!

Shots for Outdoor Magazine coming soon…

Western town air…

August 9, 2010

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i always get good shots downtown… wedding and honeymoon photos still in the works… hopefully soon…

and as a bonus for being patient… here is some video of our babies 16 week checkup…