Posts Tagged ‘America’

Oh I wish I was a…

 (Steven St. John)

 (Steven St. John)

 (Steven St. John)

 (Steven St. John)

Sometimes you go out looking for weird stuff. Other times it almost runs you over while out for a walk in the park.

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.

Santa Clara Pueblo for NMORR

A forest worker tamps down dirt around a newly transfered plant in the Rio Grande Bosque just south of Española in Rio Arriba County. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels. (Steven St. John)A chainsaw operator pushes down a tree in the Valles Caldera in Northern New Mexico. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)Elk run in a field inside the Villes Cladera in Northern New Mexico. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels. (Steven St. John)A worker carries a newly removed tree on a dirt road in the Valles Caldera. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)Trees waiting to be planted in the Valles Caldera are watered and counted. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)

Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels inside the Valles Caldera in Northern New Mexico. This was a long travel day for me, but man was it beautiful.

In 2010, along with fellow photographers Michael J. Gallegos, Mark Holm and Jake Schoellkopf, I was commissioned by the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment to document how some of the stimulus dollars were spent around New Mexico. This is the fifth post is a series of six on the work I did for NMORR.

Central Ventana

I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had much time to update this blog. Lots of work of late, a blessing. For now, here is a photo from tonight, made with my new Panasonic GF-1, a great new addition to my camera family. More on that soon. Here a waitress cleaning tables as Route 66 / Central Ave. is reflected in the dirty window. I love having a little camera that can capture that kind of detail in that kind of light.

Happy birthday America, adios Hector

Hector Mediavilla, center, is a photographer from Barcelona Spain, who spent the past few weeks traveling around the southwestern USA and Mexico after sharing his work at Review Santa Fe. July 4th was his last night in the states before flying home, so we made a picture to mark the occasion, a five second exposure using sparklers to do the light writing. Jakob Schiller is on the left, and that’s me on the right.