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GF-1 review in the mix for Tortuga

Motel, Route 66

I had a chance to try out the Panasonic gf1 for a few days last week. Right now I’m working on a review for Tortuga’s blog which should be done in the next couple of days, but for now I thought I’d share a picture from my wanderings with the camera last week. This picture is straight out of the camera, just downsized for the web.

An interview with Stacia Spragg-Braude

Stacia Spragg-Braude's book To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family's Journey Home.

Stacia Spragg-Braude's book To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family's Journey Home.

“Looking through Stacia’s initial submission and then later through a larger selection of her photographs, I remember being struck by the beauty, power, mystery and intimacy of the black and white images of a landscape, culture and people I was unfamiliar with. I recall feeling that she’s not only a fiercely  dedicated and determined photojournalist, but must have an intense personal connection and relationship with this family to spend roughly a decade making these photographs and telling this family’s story.”
There is a wonderful interview with my dear friend and former colleague at The Albuquerque Tribune Stacia Spragg-Braude that I found via the APAD blog at photographer Matthew Ratajczak’s blog Eat the Darkness. Buy the book now.

Stacia Spragg-Braude presenting her book "To walk in beauty" at the  Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales

Stacia Spragg-Braude presenting her book "To walk in beauty" at the Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales.

Introducing Tortuga Photo Workshops

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I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new company called Tortuga Photo Workshops.  Together with  Albuquerque Journal staff photographer Roberto Rosales, we created a company offering photo adventure workshops in Latin America. Our first workshop is scheduled for the remote island of Meanguera off the coast of El Salvador in mid March 2010.  Please have a look at our new website for more information. Also please follow us via our Facebook page.

I also want to take a second to send huge thanks to Ezra at Electrophonic Design, who put this new site together and designed all my web pages. I hope to get back to posting more on Vamos A Ver, now that Tortuga is off and running.

Roxbury suites in Albuquerque

Sorry for the long break in posting. So much has happened. I’ve moved Steven St. John Photography to new permanent headquarters on Montgomery here in Albuquerque and I thankfully have been busy making pictures in addition to the move. Here are a few selects from a recent shoot for the Roxbury Suites last week. They hired me to improve the quality of the images that represent them in their website, which they will be updating this fall. They offer great short term rentals that are elegantly furnished and in a very central location.  A home away from home for people working in Albuquerque on the short term. I’ve traveled to a lot of places in my time, and I wish more places like this were available.

Nicole Frugé – Freelance conflict photographer

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San Antonio Express-News staff photographer Nicole Frugé is leaving the paper under her own terms to pursue freelance work. I’m sure she will do amazing things in the future.

“It’s so hard to say goodbye to so many close friends. But I’m very excited that I have an opportunity to follow my passion and hopefully I’ll produce some meaningful stories in the process. I’ve made the decision to go freelance so I can focus on conflict photography and documentary projects.”

You can follow Nicole’s work through her blog The Last Picture Show.

Also, you can see Nicole present her work with a amazing lineup of photographers at the “best little underground photo conference out there” – GeekFest in St. Petersburg, Florida this September 11-13. If you have the means at all, you’re a fool not if you pass this up.