Adventures in Photojournalism: Part I

David Alan Harvey capturing the heart & soul of Durango, Colorado
David, Brandon, Candy, Lauren, and Panos stand for a portrait in late afternoon light at the Lost Dog Tavern. Durango, Colorado.

Lauren & Candy. Lost Dog Tavern.

Lauren and Brandon Filming the action at the Durango train depot. 
Lauren and Brandon cut loose at Durango’s infamous Transvestite Ball during Halloween. 

David, Lauren & Brandon take a pause in the rail yard – Durango Train Depot.

Tech time at No Way Jose’s Cantina. Durango, Colorado.

The infamous Panos Skoulidas. Pre-gaming at the Lost Dog Tavern.

All Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012. All Rights Reserved.  

David Alan Harvey’s latest project: Off For A Family Drive made it’s way to Durango, Colorado right smack dab in the middle of Halloween weekend, a holiday that this small Colorado town take’s very seriously!

Traveling accross the American West with David was Panos Skoulidas, Candy Pilar Godoy,  Lauren Martinez, and Brandon Li. While David was inherently compelled towards Durango to Celebrate his Mother’s 93rd Birthday…adventures on the town ensued. Unavoidable I would say, given the company at hand…myself included!

Enjoy the images…

Jeremy

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David Alan Harvey on the streets of Durango.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.  All Rights Reserved.

David Alan Harvey photographing some of the local personalities outside of the Diamond Belle Saloon. An iconic cowboy bar attached to the historic Strater Hotel on Main Street, downtown Durango, Colorado.

A place I would normally be photographing the local culture, or ordering a stiff cocktail, but on this occasion I was photographing my long time mentor woking on his current project: Off for a Family Drive.

This moment stood out to me, as I witnessed David, in the zone, carefree and altogether enjoying himself!

National Geographic Photographer Ed Kashi on Visual Storytelling…with Passion & Purpose!



Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

In my last post I introduced Ed Kashi and his Eye Contact exhibition in Denver, Colorado.
Posted here are a few selected photos from Kashi’s workshop, Visual Storytelling with Passion and Purpose…
An excellent blend of presentation and information, the day was filled with a glimpse into Ed Kashi’s own work, his words, and the conversation driven by audience participation, photo critique and one-on-one dialogue.
Excellent workshop all around…Thank you Ed!
Published books include: Aging in America, Curse of the Black Gold, and Three…among others.
Powerful images, strong narrative; clearly created with both passion and purpose.
Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

Ed Kashi: Eye Contact Exhibit at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.


Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.
I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to attend Ed Kashi’s workshop and gallery opening at the new CPAC in Denver, Colorado over the past weekend.
The exhibition, titled Eye Contact was comprised of selected photographs from his thirty year career, showcasing images that were perhaps set aside for their subject’s direct eye contact with the camera. Together, they form an impressive collection of compelling journalistic images.
Ed was gracious enough to attend the opening of the show and stand for a few portraits…
See more of Kashi’s work in the current issue of National Geographic magazine or visit edkashi.com.
Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the workshop…Visual Storytelling with Passion and Purpose.

An Evening with Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry – Durango, Colorado.




Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

I recently had the pleasure of spending the day at the Open Shutter Gallery here in Durango, Colorado. Opening his own show and giving a photography lecture was Magnum photographer Steve McCurry of National Geographic fame.

Covering topics from Afghanistan* to the fall of the World Trade Center on 911, Steve’s work spans decades photographing assignments across the globe for the Geographic, with a focus on South Asia.

*Photograph © Steve McCurry. All Rights Reserved.

The Unguarded Moment.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley. All Rights Reserved.

Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry presents a set of images at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. This vivid collection of photographs titled The Unguarded Moment spans his career as a contributor to National Geographic Magazine and as member of the prestigous photo agency Magnum Photos.

View McCurry’s Magnum profile HERE or visit his own website at SteveMcCurry.com

Most importantly don’t miss an opportunity to see these striking images for yourself! The Unguarded Moment will be on display from August 21-October 1, 2009.

Cheers, Jeremy