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:

Merit Winner, 2017 Black and White Magazine Portfolio Contest.  Four images published in August 2017 edition of Black and White Magazine (Issue #122) Black and White Magazine

Open Theme, Amatuer Nominee, 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards.  Fine Art Photography Awards

Six Honorable Mentions, 2016 Monochrome Photography Awards. MONOCHROME AWARDS

Honorable Mention, Non-Professional, Nature, Landscapes category, 2016 Neutral Density Awards Photography Contest - Grand Teton 7, B&W Image.  See YOUR Public Lands Gallery. NEUTRAL DENSITY AWARDS

Winner, 2016 Fort Lewis College Center for Southwest Studies Photo Contest, Best Black and White Image, Trail of the Ancients.  See YOUR Public Lands Gallery.

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 (see Artist-in-Residence Fort Union Gallery). NATIONAL PARKS ARTS FOUNDATION   FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT

Steven is a contract freelance photographer for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION

Steven was selected to photograph public lands in New Mexico within the National Landscape Conservation System on behalf of the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico.  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, NEW MEXICO

Steven was a member of the Mesilla Fine Art Gallery, 2009-2010. MESILLA VALLEY FINE ARTS

Steven's photographs have appeared in Arizona Highways Magazine, Photo of the Day 5-11-2016, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Bugle Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Weatherwise Magazine, and the US Department of Interior, National Park Service's National Natural Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks calendars.

Steven's Photography Showings:


3965 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87507

Steven's Black and White images of the Southwest, printed on large  format float mounted metal, are on display for sale at this Fine Patio Furniture store.


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


Center for Southwest Studies:  

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

June 23 thru December 6, 2016

Three of Steven's photographs have been selected for this prestigious photography exhibition at the Center for Southwest Studies Museum at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. Steven's black and white image, entitled Trail of the Ancients (see Your National Parks Gallery) won Best of Show, Black and White image.  


Liquid Outpost Coffeehouse & 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.




In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Steven's images of New Mexico public lands are currently on display at the Public Lands Information Center, located at 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  PUBLIC LANDS INFORMATION CENTER


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