24 hours: A Day in the Life of Taos
Taos is blessed with being home to many talented and illustrious photographers. Twelve of them were asked to participate in a new project – a challenge, if you will – by The Taos News: Capture Taos and its environs on film during a specific time block over a 24-hour period.
The photos
11:26 a.m.
Mary Esther Winters welcomes customers into her cozy café at Taos Pueblo.
1:04 a.m.
Alley Cantina patrons make their way home from Taos Plaza after a night out.
8:07 p.m.
The Milky Way as seen from Blueberry Hill mesa.
9:37 p.m.
Taos loves its live music options. Durango, Colorado, band Liver Down the River performs at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership. Adrian …
7:37 a.m.
A rabbit greets the morning near the Río Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge," which is a steel deck arch bridge …
2:48 a.m.
A coyote is spotted at the intersection of Paseo del Cañon West and Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos.
11:17 p.m.
Under the light of his headlamp, Chris Caudill chops wood to help enliven a bonfire outside Taos Mesa Brewing.
5:52 p.m.
Taos Ski Valley slopes are groomed at dusk.
5:58 a.m.
It's almost 6 a.m. and the crew is already hard at work preparing for the 7 a.m. breakfast rush at Michael's Kitchen.
6:21 a.m.
Daniel and Mike set out loaves of bread on the counter.
5:54 a.m.
Maria Muñoz chops lettuce for enchiladas at Michael's Kitchen.
6:05 a.m.
Maria Muñoz finishes the cinnamon rolls.
6:08 a.m.
Bring on the bacon.
6:32 a.m.
Gina Apodaca, co-owner and manager for the past 14 years of Michael’s Kitchen, prepares eggs for the breakfast crowd.
5:57 a.m.
Dolores Ortiz, an employee at Michael's Kitchen for 45 years, says she even worked at Spiveys Restaurant, the eatery that preceded …
5:21 p.m.
Jeremy gathers up baskets from the Smith's Food and Drug parking lot.
2:27 p.m.
Cameron Martinez Sr. carts wood into Taos Pueblo.
1:09 a.m.
Tom Pryor laughs with Paul Greenhaw as he packs up his drums after Greenhaw performed with the Infamous Stringdusters at the Alley …
10:57 p.m.
Chris Caudill stokes the bonfire with freshly chopped wood outside Taos Mesa Brewing.
10:06 p.m.
Ceramic artist Mike Epperly smoothes the walls of a mug with a rib in Logan Wannamaker's pottery studio in Arroyo Seco. Epperly moved …
4:10 p.m.
Brie Vigil and her mom just left Super Save Foods with ingredients for making pie. This was to be Brie's first pie made all on her …
4:15 p.m.
Santiago Fresquez and Junior in the back of their parent's pickup outside of Super Save Foods.
4:45 p.m.
At the Super Save Foods parking lot, one of the Drake boys of Carson, New Mexico, shows off the calves they just purchased for a 4-H …
10:43 a.m.
A ski student's first carpet ride of the day.
3:35 p.m.
A north side Taos Pueblo home.
2:32 p.m.
Andy drives up from Española to Taos Pueblo most days to have lunch and do crossword puzzles.
8:19 p.m.
“I had woken up that morning with a full-blown cold, followed by a fender bender and it all went downhill from there. So by the …
5:38 p.m.
Recently engaged Nina and Dwayne get ready for a night on the town. They figured it was time for some dancing as they get ready to …
5:50 p.m.
"Talking to God" outside Smith's Food and Drug.
7:25 a.m.
A sunrise star over the Río Grande Gorge begins a new day.
11:48 a.m.
Julia Fernandez de Maez and her students practice for their Southwest Showgirls performance at Taos Mesa Brewing. Monique Pacheco …
11:17 a.m.
Mary Esther Winters and her grandson Marshall Winters run Pueblo Café at Taos Pueblo, which serves local favorite frybread made with …
8:50 a.m.
Miguel sharpens skis for that perfect edge at Taos Ski Valley. Some of the ski area's operations literally take place away from any …
4:30 p.m.
Rebecca Córdova cleaning up after a bake sale outside Super Save Foods to raise money to support the children of Celeste Montoya, who …
7:26 p.m.
Joshua, the gas station attendant at Smith’s Food and Drug, handles purchases from the attendant cubicle.
2:15 p.m.
Jeralyn Lujan-Lucero works on her micaceous clay sculpture at Sagebrush Deer Studio/Gallery at Taos Pueblo.
6:02 p.m.
"Human jukebox" Jimmy Stadler in his editing studio and instrument storage area. The walls are covered in photos showing a lifetime of …
10:17 a.m.
Taos artist Ed Sandoval can be seen through the open hood of his infamous vintage blue truck while working on a painting outside his …
A Day in the Life of Taos, 8:15 a.m.
Quite a bit of activity that goes on at the base of Taos Ski Valley prior to operations surrounds Ski Patrol prep — checking out the …
A Day in the Life of Taos, 12:07 p.m.
Volunteers from the Taos Men's Shelter chipping and shoveling away down Albright Street.
A Day in the Life of Taos, 7:38 p.m.
San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church (St. Francis Church) in Ranchos de Taos is a historic place of faith and an architectural …
A Day in the Life of Taos,, 4:05 a.m.
The universe over Taos from the Rift Trail overlook just south of town.
A Day in the Life of Taos, 12:22 p.m.
Taos volunteer firefighter Isaiah Fernandez
A Day in the Life of Taos,, 5:04 p.m.
World Cup baristas Michael Jensen and Jack Lorang
A Day in the Life of Taos, 1:47 p.m.
Cowgirls Ash Loveless, barrel racer/ranch hand, and Charly Burnette, team roper/ranch hand
A Day in the Life of Taos, 12 p.m.
Travis Webb, once Argentine tango, swing and salsa teacher, turned fulltime blacksmith.
A Day in the Life of Taos, 12:18 p.m.
Camille Cooper, puppeteer/performance artist and New Mexico School for the Arts student
A Day in the Life of Taos, 12:30 p.m.
From left, instructor Miss Coco Blu and student Tera Muskrat of Taos School of Burlesque
2:08 p.m.
Joey Provencher from Taos tries to get the best angle.
8 p.m.
A "Pride" bowling night filled the lanes at Gutters. The newest addition to the Taos entertainment scene hosts many special community …
4:30 a.m.
Diane Rodriguez brews coffee at the Giant gas station in Ranchos de Taos — a popular stop for people traveling south.
4:26 a.m.
Giant gas station employee Priscilla Chacón and patron Rick Meadows help hold down the fort.
3:30 p.m.
To heck with snow, three boys opt to play catch in the main pool at the Youth and Family Center.
3:16 p.m.
It's chilly and snowy outside, but 7-year-old Rio Murphy enjoys a more summer atmosphere as he zips down the water slide at the Youth …
2:52 p.m.
Zaydrian Córdova and Darian Mondragon, 10-year-old cousins, have fun on the ice at the Youth and Family Center.
2:51 p.m.
On a Saturday afternoon, Melissa Muñoz's big grin and laughter were ever present on the ice rink at the Youth and Family Center.
3:46 p.m.
A Taos mom guides her daughter around the Youth and Family Center rink with help from an orange helper sled.
3:47 p.m.
From left, Natalia Valerio, Elayna Gonzales and Emmabelle Thomas enjoy an afternoon skate at the Youth and Family Center rink.
3:01 p.m.
Elias Cisneros commandeers the Zamboni to smooth out the ice rink at the Youth and Family Center.
8:30 a.m.
There is flurry of daily activity at Taos Ski Valley prior to the opening of the lifts including shoveling the Magic Carpet. 
5:06 a.m.
Street and vehicle lights of passing cars and a Waste Management truck create an abstract image as they rumble down Taos' main drag.
8:59 p.m.
A happy patron at the Hostoric Taos Inn's Adobe Bar. 'I've been coming to the inn for 20 years and working here nearly half that …
8:50 p.m.
Adobe Bar bartender David Crowley: 'As long as I keep shaking margaritas on a Friday night, the people keep on shaking their booty.'
2:05 p.m.
A Taos Pueblo woman prays at the altar in the San Geronimo Church.
7:13 a.m.
A raven at dawn crosses over U.S. Highway 64 west.
4:17 a.m.
The storied and historic San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos is an amazing structure in any season at any time …
The photographers
Zoë Zimmerman
Zoë Zimmerman was raised on the south side of Taos and, launched from the inspiration and support of an artistically fertile …
Morgan Timms
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Morgan Timms is a visual journalist and multimedia producer for The Taos News. She graduated …
Terry Thompson
Terry Thompson’s fascination with the art of photography stems from his former 14-year career in underwater film production. His …
Rick Romancito
Rick Romancito is editor of Tempo magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of The Taos News. A longtime employee of the hometown …
Jim O'Donnell
Jim O’Donnell is an award-winning wilderness advocate, author and conservation photographer based in Taos, New Mexico. His work has …
Debbie Lujan
Debbie Lujan is a landscape photographer who specializes in images of her ancestral home, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Marked by a strong …
Kathryn A. Hayden
Kathryn is a fine art and studio/on-location photographer. For her fine art work, which she shows under the NM Visions (nmviz.com) …
Chris Dahl-Bredine
Ultralight aerial photographer Chris Dahl-Bredine says of his work, “To see this spectacular world form above — to soar like the …
C. Jim Cox
Charles “Jim” Cox  is a Taos artist, photographer, farm manager and Vet Corps member.  “Much of my artwork in the mediums …
Steven Bundy
Steven Bundy is a fine art photographer whose central subject matter focuses on Landscape and Southwest Americana in and around the …
Kathleen Brennan
“Kathleen Brennan’s large and diverse body of photographic work reflects the life of a self-directed woman who has followed her …
Megan Bowers
Megan Bowers is a Level II Visual Arts endorsed teacher. She attended Hampshire College for Creative Writing and then went on to …
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