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Snowstorm for The Communicator

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From a snowstorm before Christmas 2011 in Santa Rosa NM.

Jockey for The Communicator

© Steven St. John / The Communicator..Jude Baca watches the first race on TV while getting dressed before his race at The Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011..... (Steven St. John)© Steven St. John / The Communicator..Jude Baca, left, pushes his horse "He's A Slinky" past the competition during his race The Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011..... (Steven St. John)© Steven St. John / The Communicator..Jude Baca watches a replay of his race with his father Bernard Baca at The Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011..... (Steven St. John)

I’ve been really bad about posting of late, but the good news is that I have been busy so there is no shortage of work to share. Here is my take from a story I did for The Communicator recently on rookie jockey Jude Baca from Santa Rosa who is already winning races at the Downs of Albuquerque. My friend Jakob Schiller did a feature on Jude while he was still in high school, getting ready for prom, so check it out too.

Remembering Howard Bryan

 (Steven St. John)Howard Bryan, 1920-2011, a New Mexico legend and member of the Tribune family. The Santa Fe New Mexican has a nice article you should read about his amazing life.

 

 

For the New York Times

During a break in filming, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige poses for a portrait on the set of the upcoming movie "The Avengers" in Albuquerque NM on Thursday, July 14, 2011. (Steven St. John)

My first assignment for the New York Times was this portrait of Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios. He is perhaps the most powerful comic-book geek in the movie business today. I always want to make great pictures, regardless of how big or small the publication or story. My hands were tied a bit on this one, as everything on set of The Avengers is top secret, so I can’t tell you about the big movie stars I met or how the movie ends. While I do like this picture, it was a bit frustrating because there were so many amazing places around the sets that would have been great if we could have gotten clearance to make a picture around it. All that is just to say, I want to get another chance to shoot for The Times and show them what I can do if I’m allowed to sink my teeth into an assignment. Thanks to Robert for getting the screen photo when the picture was on the Times home page in the early hours.


Drought at Twin Lakes for The Communicator

Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St. John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)Swiming at Twin Lakes in Santa Rosa New Mexico (Steven St John)New Mexico has finally been getting rain showers over the past few days, the first real rain of the year. At Twin Lakes private club in Santa Rosa NM, locals say the water level has gone down over previous summers. The evidence is not hard to see along the shoreline. I made this series of pictures of the Lucero family on assignment for the Guadalupe County Communicator, not too bad considering I didn’t know what I might be photographing when I arrived in town that day.

My thanks to Dolores, Lorenzo, Xavier, Nastasia and Maddox.