Archive for the ‘Portrait’ 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.

More portraits for Albuquerque Economic Development

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Last year, I was commissioned to create a series or portraits for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation that helps promote and recruit local businesses for use on their new website. I was trilled when they asked to do it again this summer. Above are a few of my favorite resulting pictures. Thanks for looking!

We don’t need no stinkin’ studio

 

Two recent portraits, both subjects named John, both photographed on location, not in the studio.

On the left is John Link, a composer in NYC. On the right is John Ledwith, a Consultant & Executive Coach at Sandia National Laboratories here in Albuquerque. It’s amazing how many people overlook having a professional portrait for their online business profiles. These are very different from my documentary work, but they are another tool in my bag of services to offer my clients, which help support my documentary work by allowing me to buy food and pay my mortgage.

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.


Welcome Drew Jackson

Drew Reid Jackson, born June 3rd, 2011. (Steven St. John 2011)

I’m a bit late getting these photos posted, but I wanted to welcome my new friend Drew Reid Jackson into the world. Born June 3rd, Drew has a brilliant older brother named Coen and wonderful parents in Dale and Eva, so I think he has a great start in life. Dale and I have been friends for more years than I can really remember, as we weren’t too much older than Coen when we started playing soccer together. I hope he is as fortunate as we were to find such good friends so early in life. More photos of Drew and the family on my archive.