Beautiful People of NEPA

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

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 12/09/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 12/09/15

This is my high school art teacher, Nancy. She is partly responsible for this column. Scranton, PA. 11/28/15 This is my good friend Chris and his attempted beard. Scranton, PA. 11/28/15 This beautiful S.O.B. is Tom. I really don’t know how it took so long for him to get into this column. Scranton, PA. 11/28/15 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Road Trip – Philadelphia, 11/25/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Road Trip – Philadelphia, 11/25/15

This is the first-ever Beautiful People road trip to 1617 Barber Shop & Beauty Salon (1617 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia). Saddiq. Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Matt. Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Hair did… Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Keepin’ it tight. Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Bangin’. Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Daughter and mother. Philadelphia, PA. 11/14/15 Waiting on a cut. Philadelphia, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 10/14/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 10/14/15

This is Casey – actor, director, man about town. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Graham. He has exceptional hair. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Bob. He and I are always debating if he should keep his head shaved or not. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Jack. He was one of my high school teachers. 20 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Beards of Scranton, 09/30/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Beards of Scranton, 09/30/15

This week features a series of humorous outtakes from shooting the upcoming Beards of Scranton charity calendar, which will support the Catherine McAuley Center. This is Carmine. He is a scientist and karate instructor. As much as that sounds like the secret identity of a superhero, it is not… or is it? 8/4/15 This is […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 09/16/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 09/16/15

This is Shawn. He is my downstairs neighbor and a 49ers fan. I am a Vikings fan. He is not my favorite person today. Scranton, PA. 9/15/15 This is Jim. He did not speak a word of English, but we communicated quite well without understanding each other’s words. Scranton, PA. 9/15/15 This is Mei Ling […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 08/26/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 08/26/15

This is Chandra and Bina doing their laundry in South Side. Scranton, PA. 8/25/15 This is Nick. I asked him what song he liked better, “Jesus Just Left Chicago” or “La Grange?” It seems he has never heard of ZZ Top. Scranton, PA. 8/25/15 This is Lauren and Ashok. They are aspiring rappers. I shit […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Ladies Edition, 08/12/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Ladies Edition, 08/12/15

This is the ladies edition of Beautiful People of NEPA. This is Lindsay. She is a filmmaker preparing to shoot a movie called “Solacium.” I don’t know what “Solacium” means, but I can’t wait to see it. Dunmore, PA. 8/9/15 This is Ann. She couldn’t have been happier that this was her last day of […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 07/29/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 07/29/15

This is Miguel. He fixed my car when it broke down due to a faulty fuel pump. He did not speak a word of English. Scranton, PA. 7/17/15 This is Tito. He translated for Miguel, who fixed my car when it broke down last Friday. On Monday, a landscaping truck dropped a rock in front […]