Beautiful People of NEPA

These are the Beautiful People of NEPA. New faces are featured on Wednesdays.

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 08/10/16

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 08/10/16

Fritz. 9/5/04 – 7/29/16

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton ‘Pokémon Go’ Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton ‘Pokémon Go’ Edition

On Monday night, I went hunting for Pokémon on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Here’s what I caught. Special thanks to Chris Hughes for telling me what species I found. P.S. I really wish I could have used all 46 photos, but it was just too much. Thanks so much, Go’ers! Goldeen and a shy […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Scranton Warped Tour Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Scranton Warped Tour Edition

I worked as a “runner” for the catering staff at the Scranton stop of the Vans Warped Tour on Monday, July 11. It was a crazy, fun, and tiring 14-hour day. Here are some of the people I met backstage and beyond at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. This is Robbie, a handyman for the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 06/15/16

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 06/15/16

This is my co-worker, Jeff. He pretends to be a curmudgeon, but he is not. Knoebels, Elysburg, PA. 6/11/16 Marty. Smoking. Scranton, PA. 6/13/16 Lloyd. Sitting. Scranton, PA. 6/13/16 This is another co-worker, Tra. He has an infinite knowledge of all things ’90s pop culture. Knoebels, Elysburg, PA. 6/11/16

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

Every year, I shoot portraits backstage at the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton with local bluegrass band Cabinet and many of the other acts performing; these were all shot on Saturday, May 21. Listen to me talk about it and tell booze-driven stories of past Breakdowns on Episode […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

The seventh annual Electric City Tattoo Convention, held once again at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, attracted colorful characters – both inside and out – from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, and NEPA Scene photographers Jason Riedmiller and Michelle Beck returned this year to shoot portraits in a private […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 03/30/16

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 03/30/16

This is Harry. He was my oldest living relative and one hell of an interesting guy. I loved his stories about being on tank crew during the Battle of the Bulge. I’ve always been fascinated with the aged, listening to their stories and making their portraits. The only problem is that they tend to die […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 02/03/16

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 02/03/16

I am the corporate photographer at a company that makes power wheelchairs, and these are some people I work with. This is Ashley and Kiel. Kiel is a Quantum Rehab consumer advocate and law student. He thinks he’s cool and funny, but he’s really kind of a dork. Exeter, PA. 12/5/15 This is Sgt. Bryan […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Best of 2015

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Best of 2015

These are my favorite portraits I’ve taken for Beautiful People in 2015 in chronological order. This is Bob. He has been in and out of hospice for eight years. Every time time I visit him, he tells me he’ll be dead the next time I come. It’s been a year since the first time he […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 12/30/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 12/30/15

This is Monica. I asked her to be in this column today and she left a note on my desk, which read, “I’m ready to be a beautiful person.” You already are. Exeter, PA. 12/29/15 This is me in my lucky Vikings hat. They have not lost a game since I got it. My sister […]