Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

Saturday, May 5 was the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day, prompting a line that stretched out the door of Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton. Once that died down a bit, I took these portraits of customers and employees of the store. This isn’t my first comic-themed Beautiful People entry, and it certainly […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer and 1120 Studios founder Keith Perks is taking First Friday art shows to a new level with the creation of “SCENE,” a photography exhibition 10 years in the making that includes live local music and the release of a new compilation CD that shows just how talented and diverse the Northeastern Pennsylvania music […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 2

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 2

While there’s still plenty of people back home to photograph, sometimes you need to get out of town and see some new faces, like we did with the Philadelphia road trip in 2015, and there are so many interesting faces – masked, painted, and otherwise – at New York Comic Con. In this second set […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

While there’s still plenty of people back home to photograph, sometimes you need to get out of town and see some new faces, like we did with the Philadelphia road trip in 2015, and there are so many interesting faces – masked, painted, and otherwise – at New York Comic Con. In this first set […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

From a press release: A new photography exhibit highlighting art, architecture, and the beauty of “Dancers in the City” will debut during First Friday Scranton on Sept. 1 at Trinka’s Gallery & Artisan Gifts in downtown Scranton. The exhibit features six dancers from Scranton Civic Ballet Company artfully posed at some of Scranton’s most noteworthy […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

The anticipated solar eclipse wasn’t completely visible from Northeastern Pennsylvania today, but it still inspired local viewing parties and even the release of a new music video from Scranton’s Luna Soltera. While it was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979, Scranton residents were outside the “path of totality” […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

It has been a while since I’ve shot Beautiful People, so I took these with a small Fujifilm point-and-shoot camera during the sixth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 11. I think they came out just peachy. See NEPA Scene’s photos of the bands playing at […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence and domestic abuse through art in Scranton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence and domestic abuse through art in Scranton

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Art exhibit will ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence at The Leonard in Scranton on Aug. 4

Art exhibit will ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence at The Leonard in Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: In the creation of “Break the Silence: An Art Exhibit for Sexual Violence Awareness,” campaign coordinator Stephanie Santore and photographer Ashley Matthews asked volunteers to step forward to reveal their personal experiences with sexual violence or abuse. They also welcomed supporters of the cause that included friends and family members of […]