Aurora Photos launches new website!

Aurora Photos launches new webiste St. Lucia, South Africa. Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All rights reserved.

Aurora Photos has just unveiled it’s website for 2014, new look, new interface. Very nice!

Visit Aurora Photos to see image selections for license from yours truly…

Enjoy, Jeremy

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014.

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Photographing the American West…

Photographing the American West...

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photographing the vast expanses on the American West over the past decade has taught me many things…one of those lessons is to never pass up an opportunity.

I pulled off the road last week just outside of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation to make this image as a spring storm was blowing out across the valley floor. I am pleased with the images I made, and thankful that I made the decision to turn around. On any other day I might have just kept driving…

The western landscape is vast, many miles of blacktop stretch out between each assignment, I am often covering those miles with purpose, bound for a location. But on this day the agenda was wide open, my wife Rachel was with me and together we set out to explore our route south into New Mexico, the scenic route!

Roads trips. Too often I look out across the horizon and see something in a certain light, people working, storms approaching and say to myself I must return to this…soon. Unfortunately as with all photography, those moments are fleeting, and more importantly the West is so vast that returning is often unlikely.

Take the shot, make the time pull down that dirt road, don’t regret the moment!

Finally I will also add that even though some things seem timeless, I have come back to find an entire barn gone, old trucks moved after decades, and animal no longer out to pasture, never to return. Nothing is forever, even in the American West.

Storms roll in, seasons change, as do the cultures of the landscape before us…Carpe Diem!

This week I am taking over the Instagram account at PRISM Photographers, covering the landscape and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Follow @prismphotographers

This week I am taking over the Instagram Feed at PRISM Photographers, covering the landscape and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chris sits in his 1956 Chevrolet, waiting…he keeps a tattered image of the same pickup, taken years ago, tucked into his sun visor, a testament to another time.

If your on Instagram be sure to login and follow @prismphotogrpahers or visit PRISM online right HERE!

Best, Jeremy

Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

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Signed on as Aurora Photos Contributor going into 2014…

Signed on as Aurora Photos Contributor going into 2014...Photograph @ Jeremy Wade Shockley 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Very pleased to announce that I recently signed on with Aurora Photos, one of the world’s leading stock photography agencies. An opportunity that will help to drive and publish my work from across the American West as well as providing exposure for new projects as they develop.

The above image was made on the coast of South Africa in 2007, en route to my assignment in neighboring Lesotho. One of the great pleasures in life comes from discovering old images anew as we revisit our own “photographic lives” through the images archives…

Visit Aurora’s extensive image collection at auroraphotos.com to see more!

Stay tuned…

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