Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

Caravan for peace for DPA

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

The Caravan For Peace passed through Santa Fe last month. You can find out more about their mission by visiting their website. I was asked to photograph it for one of my favorite clients, Drug Policy Alliance.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

What can I say about people who race down a mountain at over 70 MPH on only a shovel that hasn’t already been said? It’s insane, and I mean that in the best possible way.

I didn’t hesitate for even a second when the opportunity came up to jump in my car at 4 am on a Saturday and drive to Angel Fire with the king of weird sport photography Sol Neelman.  Sol’s energy is infectious, and his book Weird Sports is due to hit the shelves here in the USA in June. I already have my copy and it is wonderful, one of the few photo books I own that I can show to anyone and they all love it. You should buy it too.

I’ll have more from the breaking bad tour of Burque with Sol & Jakob in a future post.

 

El otro lado / The other side

I spent some time recently checking out the border crossing in Nogales AZ/Sonora. The project I was there to work on didn’t materialize, but it is fascinating to me exploring a city and people living on a divided.

Life on the border city of Nogales (Steven St. John)

A boutique shop window that greets pedestrian traffic (reflected) as they exit the border crossing.

Life on the border city of Nogales (Steven St. John)

A vendor looks for more customers as people wait in line on active train tracks to cross legally into the USA. I wish I would have slowed my shutter speed to show the train moving. (more…)

Open road

VW Bug taxi vista, outside Taxco Mexico.

Ciudad de México, México, D.F.

I would love to have a couple of weeks to explore this massive city and it’s people, but I only had a few hours. Future, much longer trip to Mexico city is on my radar for future travel. KEIN BLITZ!