Friends and Art…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. 

I recently pulled a number of images for the Open Shutter Gallery’s themed exhibition, Shadow. Ultimately using a set of images taken with high contrast Black & white film during my years in Africa. Never-the-less this image was set aside for its complexity, strong shadows, and the intimacy that I personally fell this photograph evokes.

The picture was taken a few days prior to my wedding in Guatemala, while traveling with close friends in the colonial tourist town of Antigua. We ordered cafes at a new “western” style bistro off the main plaza, just to escape the heat more than anything I suppose. Looking back at the La Ruta Maya essay, I feel this picture is representative of another culture, the culture of tourism which is alive and well throughout Central America and Guatemala.

To me this is very personal image of close friends, a memory of a moment that was, ultimately a frame from many frames – bringing me back to one of the best trips of my younger life.

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Guatemala: Fedora Photo Galleries Updated.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Visit FedoraPhoto.com to see updated galleries, including recent travels to the interior of Guatemala, life on the shores of Atitlan, and cultural gatherings in the Colonial city of Coban.
Additional galleries and and a fresh interface on FedoraPhoto.com are all in the making.
Stay Tuned!

EXPOSURE – A Steve McCurry Juried Exhibit.




Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011. All Rights Reserved.

I have posted a number of photos here, Images that I put in for submission in this year’s juried show at the Open Shutter – esteemed guest juror – Steve McCurry.

The deadline for submission has come and gone, but each year this prestigious exhibition draws high quality work to the warm brick walls of Durango’s finest photography venue!

Enjoy the photos…Jeremy

Celebrating 2010.

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2011.

Rachel and I travelled to Central America this past summer to share in our wedding vows and travel together under the Guatemalan sun. This image was taken on the morning of the ceremony by my good friend Patrick Dobbins sharing in coffee and conversation.

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2011.

Travel in Central America is often most beautiful during the rainy season, with storm clouds approaching each afternoon, we read our vows shortly after sunrise, fresh flowers and champagne compliments of the house!

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Rachel and I navigate the beautiful gardens and terraced landscape of our posada on the edge of Lake Atitlan.

Photograph © Amalia Dobbins 2011.

One for the Books. A moment captured on film as Rachel and I toast to our friendship, marriage and all the adventures ahead!

July 17th 2010.

Spotlight on Gallereies: La Ruta Maya – Part 2

Two young boys, near the village of El Remate, swim at dusk in Lake Petén Itzá, located in the Petén.


The rainy season at Lake Atitlan had dampened most of my clothes, but not my spirits. I shoved all my belongings back in my bag and was soon headed northeast toward Flores, Tikal, and the remainder of my time in Guatemala.

Photographs from the Tikal National Park in the Peten region of Guatemala, showcasing the massive archeological remains of the Maya, are intermingled with more human moments at El Remate on Lake Petén Itzá, and La Fiesta Nacional Indigena de Guatemala ( Festival Folklorico ) held in Coban.


Explore the experiences and imagery at my Photoshelter Gallery: La Ruta Maya II.


Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Spotlight on Galleries: La Ruta Maya

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Images from my third and most recent trip to Guatemala are available in a recently published Gallery: La Ruta Maya I

These images span travels throughout the Lake Atitlan region and the colonial city of Antigua.

Click HERE to enter the photo gallery! …keep checking back! Adventures in Coban and Tikal are soon to be posted.

Regards, Jeremy