Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

Jay McCleskey for The National Journal

You should read Daniel Libit’s article about political operative Jay McCleskey, the “Karl Rove of New Mexico” on The National Journal’s website.  I was really pleased to be asked to make these portraits of the “Shadow Governor”

 (Steven St. John)

Below are a few outtakes, more on my photographic archive.

11/17/13 11:06:08 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 10:29:36 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 11:12:34 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)11/17/13 11:05:44 AM -- Albuquerque NM  -- Portait of Jay McCleskey at his office in Albuquerque NM. --    Photo by Steven St John (Steven St John)

Dave Hickey for the Chronicle of Higher Education

 (Steven St. John)

 (Steven St. John)

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I posted on this blog. I’ll try to post more often in 2013 – not a resolution, just something I need to do.

Here is a portrait shoot I had recently for The Chronicle of Higher Education, one of my favorite clients. You can read the entire article by clicking here. Big thanks to Rose and Erica for being wonderful editors. Also, thanks to the James Kelly Contemporary Art Gallery for letting us shoot in their space. There are some outtakes available for licensing on my archive.

 

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

What can I say about people who race down a mountain at over 70 MPH on only a shovel that hasn’t already been said? It’s insane, and I mean that in the best possible way.

I didn’t hesitate for even a second when the opportunity came up to jump in my car at 4 am on a Saturday and drive to Angel Fire with the king of weird sport photography Sol Neelman.  Sol’s energy is infectious, and his book Weird Sports is due to hit the shelves here in the USA in June. I already have my copy and it is wonderful, one of the few photo books I own that I can show to anyone and they all love it. You should buy it too.

I’ll have more from the breaking bad tour of Burque with Sol & Jakob in a future post.

 

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.

Juliette + Michael

Juliette Brewer Michael Smith Engagement portraits at White Mesa New Mexico (Steven St. John)Juliette Brewer Michael Smith Engagement portraits at White Mesa New Mexico (Steven St. John)Juliette Brewer Michael Smith Engagement portraits at White Mesa New Mexico (Steven St. John)

I spent a wonderful afternoon going to White Mesa with Michael and Juliette to make some engagement portraits last week. It gave me a chance to get to know them better before I photograph their wedding in the fall, and I like to think it helps them get comfortable and be natural and relaxed with the camera. There are a few more pictures of the happy couple on my archive.