Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’

Paleontologist Portrait for The Gallup Indepenent

Albert Prieto-Marquez , Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, stands next to a dinosaur skull found near Gallup New Mexico. Photographed at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Jan. 4, 2011. ..((NOTE FOR EDITORS: Though he goes by Alberto, he prefers Albert in print. FYI)). (Steven St. John)Albert Prieto-Marquez , Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, photographed outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Jan. 4, 2011. ..((NOTE FOR EDITORS: Though he goes by Alberto, he prefers Albert in print. FYI)). (Steven St. John)

I got a call to make a last minute portrait of Albert Prieto-Marquez, Ph.D. Paleontologist, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History for the Gallup Independent. The fossil in the top picture was found near Gallup NM and is part of his current research.

Two of Stacia

Stacia Spragg-Braude, in nice light.

Stacia Spragg-Braude, in nice light.

Since it’s snowing outside today, I thought I’d share some nice warm color photos a made a few weeks back of my friend Stacia Spragg-Braude. Great light just seems to follow Stacia. I’ve had a difficult time deciding between the two pictures, so I thought I’d ask which of these you think is better, and bonus points if you take the time to articulate why. So, anybody want to play Mike Davis?

Gabe + Angie Photo-Booth (Take your own dang photo)

This was the first time anyone took up my offer to set up a photo-booth using my pocket wizards at a wedding, but I doubt it will be the last. This is just a small sampling of the the fun photos that friends of Gabe and Angie made of themselves, 24 of my favorites, but there are so many more winners. You can see the rest by visiting my online photo archive where you can buy lovely square prints by clicking add to cart. The regularly scheduled documentary wedding stuff that I make will be the subject of another upcoming post. Stay tuned.

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.