Steven W Martin Photography - rangerimages photography

Conservation Photography with Purpose

Steven served 29 years protecting public lands, natural, cultural and historic resources.

Today, Steven is in constant search for opportunities to promote conservation of public lands and resources through photography.  Steven calls it "conservation photography with a purpose".  Our public lands and resources are irreplaceable treasures held in trust for us all, yet constantly under threat of exploitation and privatization.  As most of these lands and resources are located in the Western United States, it is paramount that people, some who may not fully understand or appreciate the value of these wide open spaces to the health of our culture and nation, are able to see images of these lands so that they, too, can feel a sense of ownership and a desire to do what ever it takes to keep these lands and resources in public stewardship now and for future generations.

Please browse my photography galleries and enjoy the images of YOUR public lands and other subjects of interest to me. 

If you would like any of my images for your home, office or as a gift, click on the "buy" button. Browse the print style and size menu to see the variety of printing methods we utilize.  For a personalized, signed and matted print, contact me directly at


"Description of the inspiration or the meaning of a work of photography... lies in the work itself.  The endless discussions of creativity appear to me to be pointless intellectual carousels; their purpose seems more the presenting of burnt offerings and worshiping of modish identifications than the achieving of mutual enlightenment".  Ansel Adams, ca. 1983

Steven's Photography Awards:

2nd Place Winner, 2018 Images of Nebraska Photo Contest

Merit Winner, 2017 Black and White Magazine Portfolio Contest, (Issue #122)

Open Theme Amateur Nominee, 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards

Six Honorable Mentions, 2016 Monochrome Awards

Honorable Mention, Non-Professional, Landscapes, 2016 Neutral Density Awards

Winner, 2016 Black and White Image, Fort Lewis College Center For Southwest Studies.

Steven's Photography Projects:

Steven was selected by the National Parks Arts Foundation  as the November 2015 Artist in Residence at Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico.

Steven is a contract freelance photographer for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Steven was asked to photograph public lands within the National Landscape Conservation System for the US Department of Interior,  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, NEW MEXICO

Steven was a member of the  MESILLA VALLEY FINE ARTS Gallery 2009-2010.

Steven's Photography Showings:

Mas Art

Las Cruces Art Ramble - August 2018

126 S. Main St.  Las Cruces, New Mexico  88001

Steven's black and white Historic New Mexico church images.            



3965 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87507

Steven's Black and White images of the Southwest.


15th Annual Eldorado Fall Art Show

Friday, October 14, 3-7 pm and Saturday, October 15, 9 am to 5 pm

St. Johns Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, New Mexico


Fort Lewis College Center for Southwest Studies

Parks, People, Preservation: Celebrating the National Park Service in the Southwest 

June 23 thru December 6, 2016

Center for Southwest Studies Museum at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.


Liquid Outpost Coffehouse and Art Space

August 28 thru September 30, 2015

Steven W Martin Photography Presents: 

Land of Enchantment, Visions of Old New Mexico, August 28 - September 30.

To be held at:

Liquid Outpost Coffeehouse & Art Space,  located inside the Inn and Spa At Loretto,

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe New Mexico.  

An opening reception will be held September 11, 2015, 4-6 pm.


New Mexico Public Lands Information Center

301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.


Click on the white button below to see Steven's Fine Art images at Model Society.