Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’

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.

 

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.


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.

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.