4th of July Weekend – Asbury Park

4th of July was an incredible weekend for Asbury Park, New Jersey. I was lucky enough to be commissioned by The Boardwalk to photograph the festivities. I started the day photographing the new food truck park on 7th, on to South Side Johnny at The Stone Pony Summer Stage on Friday night, and capped off the 4th shooting the fireworks atop Convention Hall on Saturday night. Happy summer!

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Paws and Anchor – Bradley Beach

I had the recent opportunity to photograph Bryan and Nicole, owners of Paws & Anchor for the triCityNews. Paws & Anchor is the Jersey Shore’s newest pet care and grooming store located in Bradley Beach.

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Painting With Pau – The Asbury Park Boardwalk

The Asbury Park beach front is filled with culture, art and music. Located in Monmouth County, this coastal city is a favorite spot of mine along the eastern seaboard. Recently, the artist Pau was commissioned to paint 2 beautiful murals on the historic Casino located on the border of Asbury and Ocean Grove. I spent some time with her chatting about life in Chile and Germany, the places she’s called home, art and america. Thanks for the fun times Pau, and for making our City by the Sea so beautiful.

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Polycor – 1cm Video

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I’m happy to share a recent video I directed and produced for Polycor, North America’s premier marble and granite group. Their 1cm, carbon fiber backed stone is unique by design and its strength is unmatched. The idea was to show ease of fabrication on location at International Stone Collection in Brooklyn, following the steps from cutting to polishing, through instillation in a private residence in Long Island City.

I felt like I got to tag along at the shop and see how something was made. I can truly appreciate craftsmanship. Many of my favorite projects include people creating with their hands and this video fulfilled that excitement.

Please have a look by clicking this link: Polycor – 1cm Stone or by pressing play below.

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Eastern Surf Magazine Cover – Panama

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Travel is one of the best parts of being a photographer. There’s nothing better than arriving on-location, team in place and capturing meaningful images for a feature print story.

I’m excited to share news that my image of Pat Schmidt is the cover of the World Travel Issue for Eastern Surf Magazine. In January we headed to Bocas del Toro, an island off the Caribbean side of Panama. You may remember seeing photos from that adventure in a blog post here. A few more action and lifestyle images from our trip can be seen inside the current issue, please grab a copy at your local surf shop or click over to the digital version of the magazine. Congrats Pat on your first cover and thank you Eastern Surf Magazine for running our trip on Page 1!

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#VanLife in Southern California

California! I love the expansive beaches of the West Coast. From the pristine Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur to the surf centered zones of San Clemente, California is a bucket of inspiration. I recently spent a few weeks camping, sight seeing and shooting Santa Cruz to San Clemente. I even manged a day in Mexico to surf Baja. Just wanted to share a few images from my time in SoCal and a glimpse into the #VanLife. For more travels follow along on Instagram: @RyanStruck

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Behind The Scenes With Carly Rae Jepsen – I really Like You

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I had the recent pleasure of joining the Interscope Records crew on set for Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video for ‘I Really Like You.’ Following up her smash pop single “Call Me Maybe” Jepsen cranks out another hit and comboed it’s likability with an A list celebrity: Tom Hanks (additional cameos included Justin Bieber). I enjoyed documenting each scene, the crew and the story behind the scenes also. What a fun and exciting environment to bring along a camera, I cannot wait to do it again. Have a look at the video here: I Really Like You

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