Spotlight on Galleries: Ranch Life

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

This is the first post from an ongoing sereis that will highlight various galleries within my personal stock photography archive. The archive serves to provide searchable, client friendly access to editors and art directors worldwide, while also serving as a robust website, with easy to use image download and print purchase features. Not a bad website platform either- mouse over features and a built in slideshow make it an enjoyable photography site!

The first of the galleries to be finalized are Ranch Life and Ranch Life II.

Ranch Life began as an assignment while attending the Photography at the Summit workshop in 2006 held in Jackson, Wyoming. The program is hailed as one of the most valuable and productive workshops in North America, drawing top level instruction from photographers and editors of National Geographic, Time, and American Photo.

My personal focus was an ongoing essay on cowboy culture and the life of modern ranchers in Teton County. I quickly made connections with a third generation ranching family as I developed the photographic essay. The Mead family has since welcomed me back on numerous occasions to continue my work in the valley.

Please follow the live links above to see the full photographic essay and license images from Fedora Photo.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated as I continue to improve the design and content of this site.

Best, Jeremy

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Wyoming Whisky.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009.

This essay began in 2006 when I was working on a ranch piece for Rich Clarkson’s photojournalism workshop, Photography at the Summit. Growing up around Colorado ranch lands, I held a strong connection with my subject and a friendship quickly developed with the Mead Family in Jackson, Wyoming.

I was asked to return to Wyoming two years later in order to collaborate on a photography project for the Mead’s latest business venture, Wyoming Whisky. Having acquired ranch lands in the small community of Kirby, Wyoming, the Meads set out to create America’s next great bourbon.

This small batch bourbon whisky will be produced under the supervision of Master Distiller Steve Nally. Whisky production officially began at high noon on July, 4th, 2009.

Wyoming Whisky has had great support from the community and is bolstering the local economy by creating jobs and raising the demand for regional grains. Please visit their website for more details!

Click HERE to visit the Wyoming Whisky website.

A slideshow of the full photo essay is available at my PhotoShelter Archive, Click HERE.

This photographic essay was produced during a single day of cattle branding on the Mead Ranch in Kirby, Wyoming.

Portfolio Review with Bill Allen of National Geographic Magazine.

Photography at the Summit Workshop. Photo Credit: Phil Bell

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.

These photographs were taken on a working ranch in Jackson, Wyoming as part of a week long assignment to document aspects of local culture. As a participant in the Summit Workshop I worked closely with world renowned photojournalist and magazine editors to edit, explore and further expand on my own skills as a photographer and journalist.