Riding the Rails to Chama: Historic Cumbres & Toltec.

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Chama Pass | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

One of my favorite assignments from 2016 was shot for New Mexico Magazine, covering the historic Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge railroad as it made its way from Antonito, Colorado to the Chama Depot in Northern New Mexico!

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Americana on Rails — We traveled through the high desert, crisscrossing the State Line and winding our way over snow covered passes and into the small community of Chama, NM. I’ve often traveled via train, from the highlands of Ecuador to the open plains of Tanzania, this Western route over Chama Pass will remain as one of my favorites!

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Cumbres & Toltec | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Big Thanks to my editors Edie Dillman, Dave Herndon, Stephen and Kate! The feature was published in the September, 2016 issue of New Mexico Magazine.

Read the full story by Kate Nelson!

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Conductor Ray Martinez, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Conductor Ray Martinez | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

 

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Pilgrimage to Chimayo: New Mexico Magazine Instagram Takeover

Final Frame. Thank you for following along this weekend on the Official New Mexico Magazine Instagram feed @newmexicomag as we explored the culture of Northern New Mexico and the annual pilgrimage to Chimayo — Much appreciated! 

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Modesto Martinez turns 90 in April. He makes the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó each year from his home in Española.

See the rest of Jeremy Wade Shockley’s photos from the Easter pilgrimage on Instagram: @newmexicomag.

Visit New Mexico Magazine online.

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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