Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

For those who love photography , social media, and real time updates…Instagram is a solid choice for sharing and consuming unpolished “slice of life” imagery!
Instagram is an iPhone app, where content creators share their images and thoughts within a small circle of friends, but not limited as such.
My handle is jeremywadeshockley and the instagram venue can be viewed HERE, simple, elegant, and above all addicting!
Become a follower…become a contributor. The best cameras is always the one you have with you!
Cheers, Jeremy

Protecting a Cultural Legacy.

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

Protecting a Cultural Legacy…
Please take a moment to read the full story and image layout on page one and six of the most recent edition of The Southern Ute Drum.
Click HERE to view the photo essay as published.
Regards, Jeremy
Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

Revisiting Waylon on the Benjamin Miracord.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

Vinyl records have always been a part of my life, but never more so than in those eternal college years. A living room scatted with unsleeved records, liner notes and half empty bottles of Shiner Bock was not an uncommon sight come Sunday morning. The music was the fuel. The Miracord turntable with it’s heavy wooden base said something about style.
This past weekend I had a great opportunity to visit the owner of that very turntable, a stand up individual and very close friend of mine, Dave Pike. Leafing through some of the very same records we played in our twenties, cold beers turned to empty bottles and the piles of music began to stack up as the night turned the corner into morning.
The warm sound of Willie Nelson and his Outlaws, crisp guitar cuts from Joan Jett, or the depth of each and every track from Pink Floyd’s Animals….Vinyl is simply better.
So where am I going with this post, and what does it have to do with photography? Nothing, and everything at once I suppose. We as artists, photographers and observers can not underestimate the value and influence of great music. We can also recognize the recipe for a quality time, memories made, and the value of revisiting them throughout our lifetime.
The picture above took a few minutes, but for me it captured more than a decade of memories.
Thanks DP. Waylon would have done it that way.

The Power of Observation.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

A full moon, or at least a nearly full pass, is what originally brought me and my wife Rachel to the lake edge near our home in the Vallecito valley. I with camera in hand.
The sound of the ice was what intrigued us. Hauntingly beautiful. Almost eerie. One moment you think you are hearing the sounds of the great whales communicating in song, and in a violent turn of events, the quiet is shattered by the sound… perhaps not unsimilar to metal cables, under pressure, snapping.
Events which are forcefully echoed around the valley. Cold silence remains.
Freezing temperatures combined with a partially frozen lake, and the general solitude of our rural environment. Amplified.
The photographs were a product of experimantetion. High ISO and low shutter speeds. Artistic in nature. An interpretation of the scene if you will. All made within a dozen feet of each other.
The experience itself…magic.
Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

Hawk High on the Southern Ute Reservation.

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

Taking to the air in my first aerial assignment for The Southern Ute Drum via helicopter. A full five hours of non stop excitement as we made passes over remote regions of the Southern Ute reservation documenting elk and deer populations for a feature story in this weeks issue of the Drum newspaper.
Click HERE to the read the full article and see a few more pics!

The Southern Ute Drum: A Year in Review.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

Don’t miss our final edition of 2011 with a full color spread highlighting the Year in Review with photography highlights! View The Southern Ute Drum online HERE.
Here’s to new images in 2012! Cheers, Jeremy

Hangin’ with the Maestro: David Alan Harvey

Spending some quality time with David and his family over the New Year’s weekend. Coffee and conversation, ideas and directions, Grist for the mill, as David himself would say!
Student and teacher, another coffee for the road.
David Alan Harvey is the Editor of Burn Magazine and a member of MAGNUM.

Surviving 2011: Schank House Fiesta.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

Ringing in the New Year with good friends, plenty of tequila, and the legendary sound of Midnight Backhand at the Schank House Saloon…a stones throw from our own fiesta.
With 2012 we usher in the unexpected, and anticipate the best for adventures ahead!
Prospero Feliz Ano Nuevo!
Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.