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More portraits for Albuquerque Economic Development

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Last year, I was commissioned to create a series or portraits for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation that helps promote and recruit local businesses for use on their new website. I was trilled when they asked to do it again this summer. Above are a few of my favorite resulting pictures. Thanks for looking!

We don’t need no stinkin’ studio

 

Two recent portraits, both subjects named John, both photographed on location, not in the studio.

On the left is John Link, a composer in NYC. On the right is John Ledwith, a Consultant & Executive Coach at Sandia National Laboratories here in Albuquerque. It’s amazing how many people overlook having a professional portrait for their online business profiles. These are very different from my documentary work, but they are another tool in my bag of services to offer my clients, which help support my documentary work by allowing me to buy food and pay my mortgage.

Albuquerque Economic Development Portrait series

I was commissioned to create a portrait series for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation that helps promote and recruit local businesses for use on their new website and some additional promotional materials. Fifteen lit environmental portraits of business executives may not sound like very many to some, but given the schedule demands of these CEO’s, VP’s and plant managers, it’s no small task. Most of the portraits had to be done very quickly to accommodate their schedules. Big thanks to Eric CdeBaca of AED for helping arrange all the appointments. The wide format is to accommodate the demands of the AED website, which provide an interesting compositional challenge.

SCHOTT Solar - Michael Jacquorie (Steven St. John)

Michael Jacquorie – SCHOTT Solar

ECLIPSE Aerospace, Mason Holland (Steven St. John)

Mason Holland – ECLIPSE Aerospace

Tempur-pedic - Pete Barr (Steven St. John)

Pete Barr – Tempur-pedic

Emcore - Hong Hou (Steven St. John)

Hong Hou – Emcore

Anthony Tenorio, A-Tech Corporation dba Applied Technology Associates (ATA) (Steven St. John)

Anthony Tenorio -Applied Technology Associates (ATA)

Michael L. Rinn, Vice President, Boeing Directed Energy Systems (Steven St. John)

Michael L. Rinn – Boeing Directed Energy Systems

Waneta Tuttle, Southwest Medical Ventures (Steven St. John)

Waneta Tuttle – Southwest Medical Ventures

Fidelity Investments - Leann Kravitz (Steven St. John)

Leann Kravitz – Fidelity Investments

Ann Keleher, Intel (Steven St. John)

Ann Keleher, Intel

Martin Plass, Senior VP and GM of CVF Solar Test Laboratory. (Steven St. John)

Steve Downie – Ktech

Carlos Perea of Miox Corporation (Steven St. John)

Carlos Perea – Miox Corporation

Sal Martino, American Society of Radiologic Technologists (Steven St. John)

Sal Martino – American Society of Radiologic Technologists

You can view more from the series on my photo archive.

Inside Gertrude Zachary’s downtown home

Gertrude Zachary's home in downtown Albuquerque New Mexico...CREDIT: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal (Steven St. John)Gertrude Zachary spent her life collecting antiques and designing jewelry. Now she's living in her dream home in downtown Albuquerque...CREDIT: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal (Steven St. John)A small statue atop a table sits alongside pictures of Gertrude Zachary's grandchildren inside her home in downtown Albuquerque New Mexico. ..CREDIT: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal (Steven St. John)A view of the stairway an statue on the ground floor of Gertrude Zachary's home in downtown Albuquerque New Mexico. ..CREDIT: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal (Steven St. John)A gargoyle on the top level of Gertrude Zacharys house overlooks downtown Albuquerque New Mexico...((NOTE TO EDITORS: Technically, this is considered a grotesque, as it is a sculpture that does not function as a waterspout and only serves an ornamental function))..CREDIT: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal (Steven St. John)

I got a rare chance to peek inside local jewelry manufacturer and antiques dealer Gertrude Zachary‘s amazing downtown home recently for The Wall Street Journal. You can see the photos on their site here. If you’d really like to see more, double-click any of the photos above or follow this link to my archive where you can see the whole take. Big thanks to Jakob Schiller for helping with lighting. We had to move quickly, and it was a challenge with so many rooms, so many chandeliers. I’m just glad we didn’t break anything of more value than an old Nikon SB-28.

Disabled business owner for WSJ

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in  with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather  Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc.  in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven  St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John  for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

I had a quick business assignment last week for The Wall Street Journal. Local man, been laid off twice so he started is own business making dog treats. Get in, get out, no problem, right? Oh, did I mention the subject, David Shunkey is autistic, doesn’t speak, and really doesn’t make eye contact? A challenge for me as a photographer, tough subject on a tight deadline, but an inspirational story I was happy to help tell.