I am a native New Mexican, born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico.   I have always lived in the country and my family roots date back to the early pioneers that homesteaded New Mexico.  Farming and ranching is in my blood so the majority of my photos represent this style of life.  For over 25 years I worked at New Mexico State University where I had the opportunity to take college classes and in the Fall of 2006 I started taking one class each semester at the Doña Ana Community College. In 2011, I received my Associate Degree in Digital Graphics Technology with Crimson Scholar honors.

I have since retired from NMSU and started my own free-lance graphic design business.   Photography and graphic design has always intrigued me and the computer technology age  has opened a whole new door into the art world.  I hope you spend some time viewing my photography portfolio as I explore this new challenge in my life.   Several photos on this site are for sale, so contact me for more information. You may also view some of my other photography at my artist’s page at this link: jbasile.smugmug.com.  I also work as a real estate photographer and my work can be viewed at: jlphotoslc.com and my graphic design work may be viewed at:  yourstrulybyjulie.com.  Please feel free to contact me regarding a photography or graphic design project you may need help with.   I offer free estimates.

I am a person who believe that opportunities don’t appear by accident and when you see an open door, you must take a risk and walk through it — even if the other side is unknown.

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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In 2014, I entered a photography contest titled “Travels” through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and this photo “Driving New Mexico” (left) was awarded Honorable Mention. There was 444 photographers from around the world and 1,902 entries submitted. Only 50 photos were chosen.

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Below are two of my black and white photos that were chosen to hang during the “Shades of Gray” fine art photography show in Albuquerque, NM during December 2016. There were over 400 photos entered, only 200 were chosen for the show. These photos are available for sale at https://jbasile.smugmug.com/