EXPOSURE: Juried Exhibition Friday, Dec. 4 at the Open Shutter Gallery – Durango, CO.

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Excited to have three of my recent images featured in the Open Shutter Gallery‘s annual juried show opening Friday, Dec. 4

This year’s exhibition is juried by Open Shutter Gallery & Fran Forman.

The show opens this week at the gallery in Durango and will be hanging until January 12, 2016.

Please stop by on Friday night if your in the area! There will be work featured from photographers both locally & internationally — award presentations accompanied by wine & hors d’oeuvres at 6pm.

Hope to see you there! Best, Jeremy

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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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Best of Color! Annual juried competition – EXPOSURE –Open Shutter Gallery, Durango Colorado.

Native Pride. Tuba City, Arizona.Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Very pleased to say that two of my iPhone images from the series My American West have been selected to hang at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. The show titled EXPOSURE will be on display through the month of December and into the first week of January, the annual Juried exhibition was be judged by Cara Weston.

Durango Herald Article

This iPhone image from the Navajo Nation is part of the My American West series and won Best of Color this year!

Be sure to stop by the gallery over the next few days to see the breadth of images on display!

Best, Jeremy

Personal projects are often best shot close to home…

Personal project are often best shot close to home...Photo © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.

This image of my Grandfather, James W. Shockley, is one of the images I hold most dear from my personal project about the American West. I made this photograph a number of years ago in my grandfather’s workshop outside of Farmington, New Mexico.

The place remains almost unchanged since my youth, and is such a central part of my early childhood memories that the visuals alone play on each of my other senses. Particularly the hot dry dust, move anything and it is there. Changed only into something sweeter following a summer rainstorm across the high desert – breath it in deep.

The idea behind this post is that we all have our projects, and our long term photography assignments, often these are the richest, and often they are self assigned. At least in the beginning.

Once the momentum takes hold, they become something more, much more at times.

I find that the projects that have succeeded for me, are the ones I don’t have to chase too far, in other words, they are accessible – on many levels. Close to home, perhaps close to the heart. Often so close we don’t see them at first.

In the words of National Geographic Photographer Sam Abell, “We all need a life project.”

Time to make a photograph!

Fine Art Print Sales now available via PhotoShelter BEAM!

Fine Art Print Sales now available via PhotoShelter BEAM!
Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.

I am so pleased to announce that a selection of fine art prints are now available through my new BEAM website, including iPhone images from the project “My American West”. Click and ship options, Paypal, visa, the whole works. I am especially pleased to introduce the offering of canvas gallery wrapped prints. Enjoy! http://shockley.photoshelter.com/#!/index