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Open Shutter Gallery presents the group exhibition EXPOSURE a juried show by Jimmy Williams!

Excited to be selected for this year’s juried exhibition, EXPOSURE, at the Open Shutter Gallery!

This year’s exhibition was juried by professional photographer and visual storyteller – Jimmy Williams

Two of my photographs from the series My American West will be on display, images made while on assignment in Northern New Mexico documenting contemporary ranch life in the American Southwest.

The opening will be held this Friday at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado.

Rachel and I will be at the gallery opening this weekend and look forward to seeing you there!

Best, Jeremy

The Western Horizon and the Beginning of the Next Chapter!

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

One of life’s great journeys began last year – an exploration of self, career, community and landscape. This is at least what Rachel and I set out to achieve. Leaving behind what we had come to call home and opening a new chapter in our lives, careers in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rekindling a lifelong love affair with the American West and revisiting my own history – which is deeply rooted in New Mexico.

Santa Fe embraced us, we explored it’s culture and landscape with as much abandon as our time, energy would allow. Those connections to place and community became authentic and irreplaceable.

Chapters come to an end, new pages unfold.

In the past weeks we have settled back into our home here in Southwest Colorado, a difficult farewell to the life we created in New Mexico and a clear sense of the opportunities ahead!

Here’s to community, visual exploration and the challenges we all rise to meet in our own lives – foremost the experiences that define us.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Aurora Photos launches new website!

Aurora Photos launches new webiste St. Lucia, South Africa. Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All rights reserved.

Aurora Photos has just unveiled it’s website for 2014, new look, new interface. Very nice!

Visit Aurora Photos to see image selections for license from yours truly…

Enjoy, Jeremy

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014.

Photographing the American West…

Photographing the American West...

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photographing the vast expanses on the American West over the past decade has taught me many things…one of those lessons is to never pass up an opportunity.

I pulled off the road last week just outside of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation to make this image as a spring storm was blowing out across the valley floor. I am pleased with the images I made, and thankful that I made the decision to turn around. On any other day I might have just kept driving…

The western landscape is vast, many miles of blacktop stretch out between each assignment, I am often covering those miles with purpose, bound for a location. But on this day the agenda was wide open, my wife Rachel was with me and together we set out to explore our route south into New Mexico, the scenic route!

Roads trips. Too often I look out across the horizon and see something in a certain light, people working, storms approaching and say to myself I must return to this…soon. Unfortunately as with all photography, those moments are fleeting, and more importantly the West is so vast that returning is often unlikely.

Take the shot, make the time pull down that dirt road, don’t regret the moment!

Finally I will also add that even though some things seem timeless, I have come back to find an entire barn gone, old trucks moved after decades, and animal no longer out to pasture, never to return. Nothing is forever, even in the American West.

Storms roll in, seasons change, as do the cultures of the landscape before us…Carpe Diem!

This week I am taking over the Instagram account at PRISM Photographers, covering the landscape and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Follow @prismphotographers

This week I am taking over the Instagram Feed at PRISM Photographers, covering the landscape and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chris sits in his 1956 Chevrolet, waiting…he keeps a tattered image of the same pickup, taken years ago, tucked into his sun visor, a testament to another time.

If your on Instagram be sure to login and follow @prismphotogrpahers or visit PRISM online right HERE!

Best, Jeremy

Grandma. Los Poblanos Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Grandma. Los Poblanos Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Visit the full gallery HERE to see more images from my Cousin Garrett’s wedding at the historic Los Poblanos Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

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