Riding into the high desert…

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Northern New Mexico. Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Heading out east next week…sleeping in my own bed tonight. Feels good to be home. Santa Fe last week, and Flagstaff, Arizona before that. Those great western roads stretch out before me.

The momentum feels good. Summer has finally arrived. I don’t want to miss it though! The rivers and streams filled to their banks, the forests – green and fertile.

Shooting, writing, bringing new ideas and direction to the table every day…looking ahead. Rachel has taken the plunge to work from home, freelance writing, teaching and ultimately helping me further the photographic life for us. We are on this epic journey together…the open road lies ahead! Our passports close at hand.

Next week is the infamous Look3 Festival of the Photograph. Inspiration. Fuel. It’s my first time out to Charlottesville and I am full of anticipation, camera ready.

I belive that hard work, an open mind and kindness can lead us to our goals in this life…a life well lived. The unexpected around each corner. Our dreams realized.

Dream big I say!

Abrazos, Jeremy

Instagram journalism assignment featured in print. New Mexico Magazine, March 2014.

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Pleased to see the print version of a recent “road trip” style journalism assignment for New Mexico Magazine, covering historic Route 66, also known as The Mother Road!

Many of the images that I posted to Instagram from the road, in real time, are now in the print edition of the cover story! Written by Amanda Kooser, including additional photographs by Julien McRoberts, the story titled “25 Reasons to Love Route 66” proves that iPhone photography and Instagram are valuable to both the photographer and the traditional magazine audience!

The idea was to capture the “feel” of a road trip along this historic highway…postcards from the open road. In a sense, I was able to bring the reader along every step of the way! Instagram allowed me to shoot in a style that was spontaneous and immediate, a huge advantage in telling this travel story. 

In addition to the feature story, the magazine editors also published a personal essay titled, “My Grandfather, ‘Dub'” under the section A~ha! NM Found.

Both stories are in the March edition of New Mexico Magazine on stands now. The magazine also has an excellent website in addition to their social media feeds!

Enjoy the journey down the two lane blacktop…

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U.S. Route 66 – On assignment for New Mexico Magazine covering the Mother Road!

U.S.Route 66 – On assignment for New Mexico Magazine covering the Mother Road!Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley/New Mexico Magazine 2013.  All Rights Reserved.

I set out across Historic Route 66 over the next few days on assignment for New Mexico Magazine. I will be taking over their Instagram feed @newmexicomag as I create iPhone images from my road trip across New Mexico’s Mother Road!

The full story will be published in the magazine’s March, 2014 issue, be sure to pick it up!

Enjoy the ride…Best, Jeremy

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