Winter Newsletter: Personal Projects, Recent Assignments, and Workshops.

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Hello friends!

Rachel and I put our talents together again to draft the current newsletter highlighting recent projects and our hopes going into 2017!

Editorial assignments, commercial photography, education and portraiture remain top priorities for our company — aligned with the passion I hold as a photographer working in the American West!

Click HERE to read the newsletter online! 

Best,

Jeremy & Rachel

Riding the Rails to Chama: Historic Cumbres & Toltec.

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Chama Pass | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

One of my favorite assignments from 2016 was shot for New Mexico Magazine, covering the historic Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge railroad as it made its way from Antonito, Colorado to the Chama Depot in Northern New Mexico!

Cumbres & Toltec Image Gallery

Americana on Rails — We traveled through the high desert, crisscrossing the State Line and winding our way over snow covered passes and into the small community of Chama, NM. I’ve often traveled via train, from the highlands of Ecuador to the open plains of Tanzania, this Western route over Chama Pass will remain as one of my favorites!

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Cumbres & Toltec | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Big Thanks to my editors Edie Dillman, Dave Herndon, Stephen and Kate! The feature was published in the September, 2016 issue of New Mexico Magazine.

Read the full story by Kate Nelson!

New Mexico Magazine

Conductor Ray Martinez, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Conductor Ray Martinez | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

 

Shooting the Fuji X100s: The Sierra of Mexico Revisited.

Roping. City of Dolores Hildalgo, Mexico.

Traditional Roping. Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

New Work: The Streets of Guanajuato is a collection of images from the cities, pueblos and historically rich cultural landscapes of Mexico’s Guanajuato District.

Streets of Guanajuato: 2016 Image Collection

The State of Guanajuato is famous for its artistic legacy, a long history of silver mining and perhaps most importantly the birthplace of Mexico’s Independence.

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Dia de los Muertos | Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Please take a moment to view this collection of recent images which I made while exploring the vibrant communities in and around San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato.

While the collection does include just a few iPhone images, such as the photograph of a family soaking at the thermal springs, the lions share of these images were made using the now classic Fuji x100s mirrorless camera.

Seeing Gardens. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Garden Terrace, San Miguel de Allende | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

For those of you who know this camera, you understand what a wonderfully versatile camera it is — in case you are not familiar with the Fuji line up, please check out the newest Fuji x100F. Sporting a fast (F2) fixed 23mm lens (35mm equivalent) this digital camera is a powerhouse!

I published a camera review last year on my experience as a Fuji x100s aficionado in the field — click on the link to give it a read.

Terrace View. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Dusk, San Miguel de Allende | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Hope you enjoy the photographs! — Best, Jeremy

Life and Land: American Cowboy Magazine.

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American Cowboy Magazine

Excited for the recent publication of my essay on New Mexico ranchers in American Cowboy, representing family traditions and the intrinsic relationship between life and land in the American West.

“We need to regard the landscape with respect,” Shockley says. “After all, it shaped the culture of the West. You can’t have one without the other. I want people to see that through my work, particularly if they’ve never been to the American West.”

Extremely grateful to my editors, Eva and Lauren, for thier enthusiasm and dedication to this feature, it was a great pleasure seeing these images come together on the pages of American Cowboy.

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American Cowboy Magazine

“In this series of photographs, Shockley trains his lens on the historic San Cristobal Ranch of Northern New Mexico, where multiple generations uphold cowboy traditions and manage the land. The inextricable relationship between life and land is a connection that inspires much of Shockley’s work.”

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American Cowboy Magazine

The essay titled Life and Land is published under the Frontiers section of the Dec/Jan 2017 issue of American Cowboy magazine.

Streets of Guanajuato: Open Shutter Gallery. Durango, Colorado. Sept 16th—Oct 19th 2016.

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Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016

Opening reception this Friday, Sept. 16th 2016 at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. My work will be presented in the gallery’s unique “vault” space — showcasing some of my most recent work from throughout the State of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Color filled moments spanning the Festival of Cervantes to the the annual Blessing of the Horses in the neighboring San Martin.

Expertly crafted by local printer Lisa Mackey, these image will be exhibited on Moab Entrada paper, signed and editioned.

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Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016

The gallery will additionally feature exhibits from Holly Roberts and Margy Dudley.

Open Shutter Gallery: 735 Main Avenue  Durango, Colorado.

I hope to see you there on Friday evening!

Best, Jeremy

The American West: Open Shutter Gallery. Durango, Colorado. July 15th—Aug 17th, 2016.

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Honored to have had my first solo exhibition at the Open Shutter Gallery here in my hometown of Durango, Colorado!

The show, titled The American West, graced the gallery’s Red Room last month in what is a bittersweet chapter for the Open Shutter. The gallery will officially close its doors at the end of this year, as the owner, Margy Dudley, is taking a leave of the gallery to pursue her own career in photography and passion for world travel…

Dub. Farmington, New Mexico.

Dub. Farmington, New Mexico.

This collection of images made throughout the West is a culmination of over ten years of photographing personal projects and assignments in my own backyard.

It was delightful to have such a great turnout over the last few weeks, friends, family and colleagues whom all made their way into the OSG.

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My eighty-seven year old Grandfather was among them — his portrait coincidentally graced the gallery walls on this occasion!

Thanks to everyone who made this show possible…it was highlight!

— Best, Jeremy

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Chaco Canyon: Capture to Print — Upcoming photography workshop in conjunction with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops —New Mexico.

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Chaco Culture National Historic Park is home to one of the richest concentrations of pueblos in the American Southwest. Pueblo Bonito, the centerpiece of this vast archeological site, is considered one of the most iconic landmarks of the American Southwest, and a rigorous climb up the narrow canyon trail rewards you with panoramic views of the New Mexico high desert.

Join documentary photographer Jeremy Wade Shockley, who has been photographing the American West for more than a decade, for a photographic expedition to Chaco Canyon. Jeremy shares his in-depth knowledge of Chaco and guides you in using natural light and creating striking compositions to truly capture the essence of this Unesco World Heritage Site.

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We spend the first three days of this five-day workshop camping in the stunning beauty of remote Chaco Canyon. Each day is filled with desert hikes and careful exploration of the many pueblos located inside the park, seeking to portray the essence of Chaco through our photographs. Professional outfitters provide our basic camping gear and meals during our time in the field.

For our final two days, we return to Santa Fe and The Workshop’s state-of-the-art digital lab, where we review and organize your new images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Selecting your best photographs, we create masterful final prints showcasing our Chaco Canyon experience.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind workshop celebrating the archeological legacy of Northern New Mexico, where shadow and light play across Ancestral Puebloan architecture.

Sign up now by following the link below!

https://santafeworkshops.com/workshop/chaco_canyon_capture_to_print/

Hope to see you there! Best, Jeremy

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 Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016.