Posts Tagged ‘business’

Albuquerque Economic Development Portrait series

I was commissioned to create a portrait series for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation that helps promote and recruit local businesses for use on their new website and some additional promotional materials. Fifteen lit environmental portraits of business executives may not sound like very many to some, but given the schedule demands of these CEO’s, VP’s and plant managers, it’s no small task. Most of the portraits had to be done very quickly to accommodate their schedules. Big thanks to Eric CdeBaca of AED for helping arrange all the appointments. The wide format is to accommodate the demands of the AED website, which provide an interesting compositional challenge.

SCHOTT Solar - Michael Jacquorie (Steven St. John)

Michael Jacquorie – SCHOTT Solar

ECLIPSE Aerospace, Mason Holland (Steven St. John)

Mason Holland – ECLIPSE Aerospace

Tempur-pedic - Pete Barr (Steven St. John)

Pete Barr – Tempur-pedic

Emcore - Hong Hou (Steven St. John)

Hong Hou – Emcore

Anthony Tenorio, A-Tech Corporation dba Applied Technology Associates (ATA) (Steven St. John)

Anthony Tenorio -Applied Technology Associates (ATA)

Michael L. Rinn, Vice President, Boeing Directed Energy Systems (Steven St. John)

Michael L. Rinn – Boeing Directed Energy Systems

Waneta Tuttle, Southwest Medical Ventures (Steven St. John)

Waneta Tuttle – Southwest Medical Ventures

Fidelity Investments - Leann Kravitz (Steven St. John)

Leann Kravitz – Fidelity Investments

Ann Keleher, Intel (Steven St. John)

Ann Keleher, Intel

Martin Plass, Senior VP and GM of CVF Solar Test Laboratory. (Steven St. John)

Steve Downie – Ktech

Carlos Perea of Miox Corporation (Steven St. John)

Carlos Perea – Miox Corporation

Sal Martino, American Society of Radiologic Technologists (Steven St. John)

Sal Martino – American Society of Radiologic Technologists

You can view more from the series on my photo archive.

2,150 feet underground for NMORR

Sunflowers grow alongside a saltwater evaporation pond at The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The saltwater pond is used to capture runoff as part of the mining process. A new pond was built adjacent to this using recovery funds. (Steven St. John)The sky reflects in a newly finished saltwater evaporation pond at The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The saltwater pond is used to capture runoff as part of the mining process. (Steven St. John)A construction worker walks across a highway under construction near The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The highway will increase access for trucks carrying nuclear waste to the WIPP. (Steven St. John)A construction crew works on a gate along the new highway under construction near The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The highway will increase access for trucks carrying nuclear waste to the WIPP. (Steven St. John)A construction crew works on a fence along the new highway under construction near The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The highway will increase access for trucks carrying nuclear waste to the WIPP. (Steven St. John)Workers wait for the elevator operator to drop them 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)An employee waits for security doors to open 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)Radioactive waste is stored 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)A worker checks electronics systems by headlamp 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)A shadow falls on a wall containing stored radioactive waste 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)Workers install a new secure equipment gate 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)Signs on the corner of the mine walls 2150 ft underground inside The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. WIPP received $172 million as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act accelerate nuclear waste cleanup. (Steven St. John)

Being a photographer has offered me many backstage pass opportunity’s, and getting to go 2,150 feet underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern NM was one of those opportunities I love. Most of the funds were being spent building a new road to the facility, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to go underground. Lighting was a great challenge here, as most of the area is pitch black aside from the headlamps. Scary dark. Creative use of off camera flash wasn’t just for fun, it was essential.

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 first post is a series of six on the work I did for NMORR.

Portrait of James A. Brown for The WSJ

I had a chance last week to make a few photographs of former Merrill Lynch executive James A. Brown, who was a key individual in the Enron financial scandal and now lives in Santa Fe with his wife Nancy. He has always maintained his innocence, and the Justice Department recently dropped fraud and conspiracy charges against him just days before the scheduled retrial. Still fighting perjury and obstruction convictions, Mr. Brown gave The Wall Street Journal his first interview.

You can read the article by clicking here, but you need to have a subscription to gain access.

Disabled business owner for WSJ

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in  with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather  Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc.  in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven  St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John  for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

I had a quick business assignment last week for The Wall Street Journal. Local man, been laid off twice so he started is own business making dog treats. Get in, get out, no problem, right? Oh, did I mention the subject, David Shunkey is autistic, doesn’t speak, and really doesn’t make eye contact? A challenge for me as a photographer, tough subject on a tight deadline, but an inspirational story I was happy to help tell.