Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category

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.

Paleontologist Portrait for The Gallup Indepenent

Albert Prieto-Marquez , Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, stands next to a dinosaur skull found near Gallup New Mexico. Photographed at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Jan. 4, 2011. ..((NOTE FOR EDITORS: Though he goes by Alberto, he prefers Albert in print. FYI)). (Steven St. John)Albert Prieto-Marquez , Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, photographed outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Jan. 4, 2011. ..((NOTE FOR EDITORS: Though he goes by Alberto, he prefers Albert in print. FYI)). (Steven St. John)

I got a call to make a last minute portrait of Albert Prieto-Marquez, Ph.D. Paleontologist, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History for the Gallup Independent. The fossil in the top picture was found near Gallup NM and is part of his current research.

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.

Gabe + Angie Photo-Booth (Take your own dang photo)

This was the first time anyone took up my offer to set up a photo-booth using my pocket wizards at a wedding, but I doubt it will be the last. This is just a small sampling of the the fun photos that friends of Gabe and Angie made of themselves, 24 of my favorites, but there are so many more winners. You can see the rest by visiting my online photo archive where you can buy lovely square prints by clicking add to cart. The regularly scheduled documentary wedding stuff that I make will be the subject of another upcoming post. Stay tuned.

Happy birthday America, adios Hector

Hector Mediavilla, center, is a photographer from Barcelona Spain, who spent the past few weeks traveling around the southwestern USA and Mexico after sharing his work at Review Santa Fe. July 4th was his last night in the states before flying home, so we made a picture to mark the occasion, a five second exposure using sparklers to do the light writing. Jakob Schiller is on the left, and that’s me on the right.