Archive for the ‘New Mexico’ Category

Shovel racing on Element.ly

Snow shovel racing world championships in Angel Fire New Mexico. (Steven St John)

My images and words from the annual Shovel Race Championships are now on Element.ly  Thanks to Sol Neelman for giving me an good excuse to go, and to Jakob Schiller and everyone at Element.ly for giving this work another run – check it out now: http://element.ly/2015/02/shovel-faster-shovel/

 

 

Turquoise Trail for Medium

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 (Steven St. John) (www.sstjohnphoto.com)
See more on Medium:

https://medium.com/gone/ghost-towns-biker-joints-and-eerie-landscapes-driving-new-mexicos-turquoise-trail-7c01aa961e3

Best Hospitals for US News & World Report

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Jay McCleskey for The National Journal

You should read Daniel Libit’s article about political operative Jay McCleskey, the “Karl Rove of New Mexico” on The National Journal’s website.  I was really pleased to be asked to make these portraits of the “Shadow Governor”

 (Steven St. John)

Below are a few outtakes, more on my photographic archive.

11/17/13 11:06:08 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 10:29:36 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 11:12:34 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 11:05:44 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)

Brian Urlacher Retires

Brian Urlacher's success as an All Pro linebacker who has made it to the Super Bowl provides a charge of pride and enthusiasm for the residents of his struggling hometown of Lovington. Nike paid for this mural, depicting Urlacher in his high school uniform, which covers the side of a vacated building on South Main Street in Lovington. (Steven St. John/The Albuquerque Tribune)

Brian Urlacher is retiring. I photographed the UNM Lobo and Chicago Bear great a few times, and I also made the picture above in his home town of Lovington in the days leading up to the Superbowl. The mural was created by Nike for a commercial, and before that big game the mural was photographed by a number of local and national publications, but I liked my picture the best. I was the only photographer willing to wait around for the golden hour. I recently drove through town, and I was dishearten to see that the mural had been covers over with plain white paint. Everything is temporary.