Fall sunrise on Heron Lake

Spring Storm, Near Clines Corners, NM

image © Robert Luis Chavez


The Palace Of The Governors Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico completed it's first major photography exhibit in 25 years, and your favorite artist, Robert Luis Chavez (ha ha), was included. The show "Through The Lens: Creating Santa Fe" concluded in October of 2009 was in the west wing of the Palace Of The Governors Museum. A book of the same title is now available. For more details, here's the full press release and list of photographers put out by the museum.


ghost ranch's painted desert and Chimney rock
image © Robert Luis Chavez

The above picture was in the book and show at the Palace Of The Governors Museum,
both are titled "Through The Lens: Creating Santa Fe".

overlook of chimney rock
image © Robert Luis Chavez

This image, a view from the Cross Of The Martyrs in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
was in a satelliteexhibit also put on by the museum


Friend and mentor, Kent Bowser, has taught his 17th consecutive year at Ghost Ranch Abiquiu.Your favorite artist was the assistant again this year for Jan term 2012. We had a successful Jan term, and the students always amaze and teach me things. We started with eleven students this year, and in the end we only had seven. January was very warm this year so there was a lot of mud. Here is some of my black and white work done at Ghost to more pictures

Kent Bowser continues to teach black and white landscape photography at Ghost Ranch with several offerings throughout the year as well as the Jan term class. Would you like to brush up on photography skills that you haven't used for awhile? Are you a begginner who is interested in working in a real darkroom with film and paper? Whatever your level of interest, there is probably a class for you at Ghost Ranch's upgraded and well maintained darkroom facilities. For a description and calendar of Kent's classes in 2012, and more of Kent Bowser's photography see Bowser's updated guest pages. Kent also printed the William Parker Little images seen on this site.


 pedicab driver on the santa fe plaza It's January 29, 2012 as I am updating the home page, it's getting slightly warmer and and more spring-like, I hope to be working most days in March, if the weather permits. So, here is a page that shows if am working today on the pedicab along with some pedicab FAQs. So come and take a ride with your favorite artist (ha ha) when you are in downtown Santa Fe.


See more of my images from New Mexico and the desert southwest: Lightning pictures, One of New Mexico's great badlands the Bisti and the adjecant De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Also, see work by other Santa Fe photographers: Kent Bowser, Deb Friedrichs, and Ford Robbins, all are featured guest artists. Lastly, I've listed some favorite and cool sites on the links page, and then credits.


Email: email me

Phone: (505) 982-4457

Robert L. Chavez
2 Torreon Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508