Rhode Island’s only public covered bridge

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Pictured above is the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge, Rhode Island’s only “public” covered bridge. I was surprised to find out that Rhode Island only had one bridge, while other states in New England have up to 100 of the beautiful structures. After determining where it is located, off Route 6 and Route 94 in Foster, I went out to photograph it with some fall color. It’s not as rural as you would think. There are a a couple of houses right next door to it, with power lines running down the street. It’s hard to get a nice photo of the bridge without modern technology in the frame.

I was pleased with what I came back with and was editing and processing the files so I could post on the blog. I wanted to find out a little more info about the bridge. It turns out that it is a replica of an early 19th-century structure and was built by volunteers back in 1994. The timber was logged from nearby forests and the 40-foot-long bridge straddles Hemlock Brook. They went as far as putting up a Rates of Toll sign to make it look authentic. toll

X-Factor auditions in Providence: more from day #1

L.A. Reid arrives.

L.A. arrives in the back entrance as contestants watch in the background.

After the first arrival through the crowd into the front of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, the judges arrived for each day’s sessions through the back. This is also where the contestants were staged prior to performing.

Demi Lovato gets interviewed

As the judges arrived a production crew conducted a brief interview with them.

For continuity, the judges wore the same outfit for the three days they were in Providence. I’m really hoping they were washed every night, or they had multiply sets.

Simon Cowell arrives via scooter

Simon Cowell drove from the hotel to the arena on a scooter with a police escort

Simon arrived in style this day. It was a real short ride from the hotel to the arena. They two are literally linked by a skybridge. Notice how the police officers are wearing rain gear. The Providence auditions were in late June. These officers were unbelievably hot in the gear. At one point a production editor told them it was okay to get out of the rain gear. It took them about 5 minutes to get it all off. At this point they were asked to put it all back on again to escort another judge.

Cell phone pix

A fan takes photos with a cell phone as the judges arrive into the arena.

The audience was encouraged to take photos during the judge introductions and tweet them. After that, all cell phones had to be put away to the taping of the actual show.

X Factor contestant talking to the mirror

Backstage as a contestant talks to the mirror and makes gestures.

The contestant holding area had two parts. One was full of mirrors and chairs were they would sit and talk with their friends or family that they had brought along.  The other spot was right off stage where the contestants did their final preparations.

Britney Spears

Britney covered her ears as the audience’s cheers were insanely loud.

The audience went nuts when Demi and Britney were introduced. So much that Britney would put her fingers in her ears and wince.

XFactor contestant

This contestant wowed the judges and the audience with his voice and moves.

Britney?

This contestant looked too much like a Britney wannabe.

Four yesses

Acknowledging the crowd and judges after receiving a yes to go onto the next round.

This guy did a fantastic job. Then after making in to the next round he went backstage to hug his son.

Hugs

Then backstage he received the biggest hug from his son.

Odd couple

Crush Route was a strange performance. They wer given a second chance, but Simon Cowell wanted the guy to go buy a wig and come back the next day and perform.

In the next post I’ll do a side-by-side of this couple, with and without the wig.

Demi Lovato hugs again

Demi gives another hug to a contestant.

Above is the same contestant who was making gestures in the mirror. After getting a hug from Demi, he took the opportunity to hug Britney and shake hands with Simon and L.A. Smart move.

backstage

Moments before going onstage

This is one of my favorite shots from this day. She went on to perform well and make it to the next round.

waiting for the X-Factor judges

Members of the audience wait for the judges to come back after a break.

The judges would take breaks every 5 contestants to go back to their rooms. I don’t know what they did there, but when they came back audience members would try to get autographs and photos as they walked in from a side entrance.

Congratulations

The moment you find out you just made it to the next round.

I’ll finish this post with another happy moment. These guys were given a second chance and made the most of it. Onto the next round you go.

X-Factor Providence Auditions — Day #1, the arrivals

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X-Factor fans hold up signs as they wait for the judges to arrive in Providence, RI.

 

So my work on the MTV show The Pauly D Project lead to being called by FOX to shoot the X-Factor auditions in Providence. The auditions were held over three days in June, with two sessions held each day. For this post, I’m just going to show some of the arrivals of the judges and the introductions of the judges to the audience inside the arena.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi fans

Fans of Demi Lovato cheer for her while waiting her arrival at the Providence, RI auditions of the X-Factor

There was huge crowd gathered outside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence, waiting for the chance to get a glimpse of the judges.

 

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X-Factor judge L.A. Reid stops for photos as he arrives in Providence, RI.

L.A. Reid arrived first. I was restricted to an area with the rest of the media to shoot the arrivals. Originally I was allowed to be in the path from the limo to the door, but the production crew wanted as few as people as possible in the area.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi Lovato

X-Factor judge Demi Lovato poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

I shot this wide to show the X-Factor sign above and to show the crowd. At this point near the door, they didn’t allow many people.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi Lovato

X-Factor judge Demi Lovato poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

The cell phone papparazzi were out.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi Lovato

X-Factor judge Demi Lovato poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

At this point Demi was posing for the other FOX photographer, before stepping inside the arena.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi Lovato

X-Factor judge Demi Lovato poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

A full body shot to show the outfit. The judges wore the same outfit over the three days of auditions in Providence for continuity sake.

X-Factor Providence auditions. - Britney Spears

X-Factor judge Britney Spears poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

The biggest cheers from the crowd were for Britney Spears. I shot this wide to show the X-Factor signage as well. I’m not sure what the girl behind Britney is looking at.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Britney Spears

X-Factor judge Britney Spears poses for the media as she arrives for the auditions in Providence, RI.

This photo made my laugh. The expression on the older lady’s face is precious. I could tell she didn’t care for Britney.  Simon Cowell did not arrive through the front with the rest of the judges.

X-Factor Providence auditions - Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato points to someone in the audience during the introductions of the X-Factor judges in Providence.

On the inside of the arena the judges were introduced after a lengthy video to ear splitting screams.

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X-Factor judges L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato during introductions of the judges.

L.A. Reid points out a sign to Demi.

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The X-Factor judges talk to the audience before the taping of a show in Providence.

All four judges on stage prior to the first session starting. They talked to the crowd a little. During this portion the audience was encouraged to take photos with their cell phones and tweet the photos.

X-Factor Providence auditions

FOX photographer Ray Mickshaw takes a photo of the judges prior to the show starting.

I’ll end this post with a shot of FOX photographer Ray Mickshaw. He shot all the contestants and the judges from the front, right next to the stage.

On the next post, I’ll add some photos of the backstage area. Thanks for looking.

The Pauly D Project: Season Finale

Jerry the Christmas Ball King

Jerry tries on the Christmas Ball King sash while preparing for the big night. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

For the season finale of The Pauly D Project, Pauly D went back to Rhode Island to surprise his former high school by guest deejaying during their winter dance. In preparation for the big night, Jerry and Biggie had a lot of setup at the hotel where the dance was being held.

Santa Jerry

Jerry wears a Santa hat while talking to Biggie, while preparing for Pauly D's surprise appearance at his former high School's winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D

Pauly D waits in the back room to surprise his old high school at their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

The students kept asking me and the 495 Productions crew if Pauly D was there. We had to tell them that their high school was picked to be part of an MTV show. For the most part they believed us. It’s a little hard to be discreet with 3 camera crews and a photog running around a high school dance.

Pauly D waits

Pauly D waits behind the doors to surprise his old high school by guest deejaying at their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D waits to be announced to the crowd of high schoolers behind the double doors.

Pauly surprises

Surprised teenagers take photos and videos of Pauly D as he surprises them as a guest deejay during their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

When Pauly D was announced, the kids stormed the stage and started taking photos and video.

DJ Pauly D

Pauly D rocks the house at his former high school's winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Security was good to keep back the screaming teenagers as Pauly D entertained them.

The fans go wild

The fans go wild. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D

Pauly D fist pumps during a surprise visit to his former high school dacne. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly and his biology teacher

Pauly D and his former biology teacher. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D and his biology teacher. The day before Pauly D toured his old high school and talked with his old teacher. I’ll get those pix in another post soon.

Fist pumping

Pauly D gets his former teacher to fist pump. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly, Ryan and Biggie

Pauly D, Ryan and Biggie celebrate a fantastic appearance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

It was a successful night for Pauly and the crew.

Jerry and jail bait

Jerry has a hard time containing the screaming teenagers. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Jerry was surrounded by scantily clad screaming teenagers while he protected DJ Pauly D. Tough job.

Keep away

Pauly D and Ryan play keep-a-way with Jerry's shoe. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

After the show Pauly and the crew went back to a secluded room, where they played keep away with Jerry’s shoe.

Jerry's hair

Pauly D comments on Jerry hair to the Johnston H.S. students after a winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Afterwards some of the students got to meet Pauly and the crew. Here Pauly is making a joke about Jerry’s lack of hair.

Old high school

Pauly D poses with Johnston H.S. students. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly posed for photographs with all the students.

Pauly D new jersey

Pauly D receives a Johnston H.S. jersey. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D Finale

Pauly D, Biggie, Ryan and Jerry outside the hotel in Warwick in the final scene of the first season of the Pauly D Project. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Let’s hope there’s a season two. I had a great time shooting stills while they filmed the show in Rhode Island.

The Pauly D Project: Episode #3

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D looks through his closet for clothes for going out to club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

Episode #3 appears to all take place in Vegas. I’m watching it as I type this. Since I don’t have any photos from Vegas, I’m just going to post a few more from Rhode Island.

DJ Pauly D

A 495 Productions videographer, I believe his name was Brian, records as DJ Pauly D washes his face at his home in Johnston, RI. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D talks with Biggie on the phone prior to a guest DJ spot at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew MilneDJ Pauly D, still on the phone with Biggie. © 2011 Stew Milne

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DJ Pauly D fixes his signature hair style. © 2011 Stew Milne

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DJ Pauly D accessorizes with a bit of bling. © 2011 Stew Milne

 

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There are a lot of mirrors in Pauly's house. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D

Brian, with 495 Productions films Pauly D relaxing with some deejaying at his home in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D's custom laptop cover. If you notice on the show, they blur out the DJ Pauly D part. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D at hise home in Johnston. He's leaning on the tanning bed and notice the hair products on the shelf behind him. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D turns on his tanning bed. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D relaxes while watching TV. Pauly was waiting for his friends to arrive. © 2011 Stew Milne

Back to the turn tables with DJ Pauly D. © 2011 Stew Milne

Ryan Labbe is fairly tattooed. © 2011 Stew Milne

It got a little crowded in Pauly's living room with two video guys and three cast members, oh and one still photographer. © 2011 Stew Milne

Still life. Ryan on couch, tweeting. I love the wedding photo next to him. © 2011 Stew Milne

Ryan shows an inappropriate photo on Jerry's phone. © 2011 Stew Milne

Shots . © 2011 Stew MilneJerry delivers more shots. © 2011 Stew MilnePauly D and Ryan are bored as they wait for the taxi to arrive. © 2011 Stew Milne DJ Pauly D watches as Jerry gets a quick tan in the bed. © 2011 Stew Milne

Jerry works hard protecting DJ Pauly D at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

A few girls were able to sit with DJ Pauly D and enjoy some drinks. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D was popular with the ladies. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D works his way up to the DJ booth at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

Biggie waits for DJ Pauly D to arrive to deejay at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D spins the vinyl as Biggie and Jerry enjoy. © 2011 Stew Milne

Peace. © 2011 Stew Milne

Ryan is high-fiving a 495 Productions video guy. © 2011 Stew Milne

Gestures from Ryan. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D meets the employees of club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Providence College Campus

Harkins Hall

Spring clouds move past Harkins Hall on the campus of Providence College. © 2012 Stew Milne

The other day I walked over to the Providence College campus to take some photos and entertain my two sons. They both brought along their cameras as well. I was hoping to get some nice images of the campus as spring had arrived and many of the trees were starting to bloom. Unfortunately there aren’t any trees near Harkins Hall.

St. Dominic Chapel

The trees are abloom as spring arrives around St. Dominic Chapel on the campus of Providence College. © 2012 Stew Milne

However, over at St. Dominic Chapel the trees out front were covered in beautiful pink blooms. The ones out back were all white and I’ll take a photo of those soon, but when I was there the sun was in the wrong position to make a nice photo from behind the chapel.

Both of these images are HDR, or high dynamic range photos. If you aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a process where the photographer takes several, anywhere from 3 to 7 photos, of the same scene with different exposures. The exposures range from underexposed to overexposed. Later all the photos are combined with photo software to create an image that displays the full dynamic range of the scene. Typical digital cameras only capture a small portion of the dynamic range.

The Pauly D Project: Episode #2

Shoes

Pauly D looks through his closet for the right pair of shoes for the night. © 2011 Stew Milne

So here are some more behind the scenes photos of The Pauly D Project. Just a small portion of the second episode was filmed in Rhode Island, but I thought you would all like to see more of Pauly D and crew.

watches

Pauly D's collection of watches. © 2011 Stew Milne

Above is a photo of Pauly’s watches. He has everything meticulously laid out in his house, from shoes, to hair products.

Pauly's house

A 495 Productions videographer works it from the hip while shooting Pauly D and Jerry at Pauly's house in Johnston. I'm not sure if Jerry is sticking to his diet or not.© 2011 Stew Milne

Jerry and Ryan were over prior to all of them heading out to club Ultra. They were hungry so they ordered some food. It looks like Jerry is sticking to his diet.

house sitting

A 495 Productions videographer works it from the hip while shooting Pauly D and Jerry at Pauly's house in Johnston. In the background are a couple of sound guys. © 2011 Stew Milne

There are a lot of people that come with the 495 productions crew. I’m not sure where they all fit in Pauly’s house. Mostly in the kitchen, because no one ever really went in there.

pool hazard

Ryan takes a shot while avoiding the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

The tanning bed was a bit of a hazard.

tanning

Jerry decides to get a quick tanning in the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

So Jerry decided to get a quick tan while waiting for the taxi. He shouldn’t leave his phone out for the other two to play with.

tanning

Jerry decides to get a quick tanning in the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

That’s Jerry in the tanning bed. I think he fell asleep.

tweet this

While Jerry tans in the tanning bed, Ryan and Pauly tweet inappropriate messages from Jerry's phone at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

So while Jerry was tanning, Ryan and Pauly sent inappropriate tweets from Jerry’s phone.

Security

Jerry works security at Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

The gang finally made it to club Ultra, where Jerry was protecting Pauly and the crew from the mad fans.

the boys

Ryan, Pauly and Jerry at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Having some fun at club Ultra.

DJ

DJ Pauly D deejays at club Ultra in Providence. Notice the MTV camera at the bottom left.. © 2011 Stew Milne

 

Biggie rocks with DJ Pauly D at club Ultra.

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D and Biggie at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D’s custom headphone.

What up?

I can't remember his name, but he's part of the 495 production crew. He was working a camera next to Pauly in the DJ booth at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

Part of the 495 Production crew pops up during shooting.

Biggie and MJ

Biggie talks with his girlfriend Mary Jane, following a show at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

A nice moment between Biggie and his girlfriend Mary Jane after DJ Pauly D performed at club Ultra.

Fans

DJ Pauly D poses with some fans after a show at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Pauly takes a photo with a fan after a hsow at club Ultra in Providence.

So, not sure what next week will bring. It all depends on the show.

Saying goodbye to Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's casket during funerl services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

I got a last minute call while heading to a doctor’s appointment to cover the funeral of a Rhode Island National Guardsman who lost his life while saving that of an Afghan boy. The top four photos are what I turned into the Associated Press.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

An Honor Guard carries the body of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr. to his burial plot during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. Weichel Jr. was struck and killed by an armored vehicle on March 22, 2012, while trying to save an Afghan boy. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Rhode Island National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride, right, present a United States Flag to Dennis Weichel , left, father of Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Dennis Weichel, sitting left, father of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., watches as the flag covering his son's casket is folded during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

The images below I added to this gallery, as I thought they were nice images that captured the mood of today’s funeral to a fallen hero.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Rhode Island National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride, right, presents a U.S. Flag to Nicholas Weichel, left, son of Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

A hearse carrying the remains of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., arrives at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., for final funeral services, Monday, April 2, 2012. Weichel Jr. was struck and killed by an armored vehicle on March 22, 2012, while trying to save an Afghan boy. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

A small patch of blue sky is seen above the burial plot of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis as his remains arrive at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., for final funeral services, Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel

Dennis Weichel, center, father of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., wipes away tears from his eyes during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who died in Afghanistan is hugged by an unidentified person during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel

Family, friends and Rhode Island dignitaries pay their last respects to Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

 

 

The Pauly D Project

DJ Pauly D works on his signature hairstyle in the bathroom of his house, prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Back in early October 2011, I got a call from an agency out on California wanting to hire me to shoot the stills during filming of a MTV reality show in Rhode Island. After confirming I was available on the dates they were filming in RI, I was told to keep this silent. My contact at MTV told me where and when to meet them so I could ride along with the crew from 495 Productions to the home of Jersey Shore cast member, Paul DelVecchio, or DJ Pauly D.

DJ Pauly D shows off the tanning bed in his living room. © 2011 Stew Milne

There’s a lot to the crew that produces these reality show for MTV. We arrived at DJ Pauly’s home in Johnston in four vans. They had two camera operators, two sounds guys to go with them, and about eight other people, from assistants to producers all crammed in  Pauly’s house. My purpose was to shoot what the video guys were shooting and stay out of their way. So when we walk into Pauly D’s living room there is a pool table and the above tanning bed. In future posts all add some behind the scenes action showing the camera crew in operation.

DJ Pauly D relaxes by spinning some vinyl at his house in Johnston prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

While waiting for his manager to show up, DJ Pauly D relaxed by spinning a bit. Lucky for him, his father lives upstairs and doesn’t complain about the loud music.

DJ Pauly D talks with road manager Mike 'Biggie' Morgan about Pauly's show that night at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

So that night DJ Pauly D was getting ready at his house to do a send off party at an old club in Providence he used to DJ at, Ultra. His mentor and now manager Mike “Biggie” Morgan came over to discuss the night and grab Pauly’s gear to take over to the club.

DJ Pauly D pins the sleeves of Ryan Labbe's shirt prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

After Biggie left with the DJ gear, Pauly’s friend and “social coordinator” Ryan Labbe dropped by. Pauly was making fun of Ryan’s loose sleeves and showed him a trick to make them snug on Ryan’s arms.

DJ Pauly D, Jerry Gialanella, and Ryan Labbe toast to the night prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Soon DJ Pauly’s friend and head of security, Jerry Gialanella showed up. The three of them drank a few shots, played pool and played jokes on Jerry until the taxi showed up to take them to Ultra.

DJ Pauly D performs at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D entered the mobbed club and was secured in a private booth until his time to DJ. Above is DJ Pauly D deejaying with Biggie in the booth with him. The crowd was going crazy.

DJ Pauly D performs at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

This above photo is one of my favorite shots from the night.

DJ Pauly D and Jerry wait at the coat check after Pauly performed at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

After the show and after the crowd had gone home, DJ Pauly and Jerry goofed off at the coat check waiting for their taxi.

In future posts, I’ll add some scenes that didn’t make the show and behind the scenes images. I spent eight hours with the 495 Productions crew and DJ Pauly D that night. In the premiere episode of The Pauly D Project, it was edited down to the last 2:10 of the show.