Just days after her 14th birthday, Maggie St.Thomas was already a published photographer/ photo-journalist, and Just one year after seeing her name in print for the first time, she was sharing the stage with Sublime, and taking photographs of her all time favorites... The Ramones!!!
After finding an ID at a payphone she would use that to get into 21 and over concerts where she would photograph and interview music artists and people inside the venue.
Her favorite photographers include Diane Arbus, and documentation of Leni Riefenstahl.
In 2006, Maggie completed 3 certification programs at Cal State University of Fullerton (CSUF) for Private Investigations, Undercover Surveillance, and Criminal Investigations of the Forensic Sciences. In 2017 she became a certified Crematory Operator in the state of New York, recognized in 47 of the 50 United States.
From Oct 2004-Oct 2007 she worked as staff photographer at Rockabilly Magazine handling centerfolds, covers, and events for thepublication. In June of 2006 St.Thomas found herself coordinating an in-store magazine signing at Tower Records in West Covina with a handful of pin-up models and musicians. This was the first and only in-store magazine signing to ever take place at Tower Records with over 350 people in line to get their magazines (and body parts) signed.
From 2009-2010 Maggie worked as a staff photographer for Kush Magazine, interviewing and photographing artists such as Mickey Avalon, Slightly Stoopid, Pakelika (Kottonmouth Kings), B-Real of Cypress Hill with step-by-step photo tutorials on 'How To Roll' for the Medical Marijuana Publication. The magazine folded shortly after, so her last feature 'How To Roll a Blunt Doggystyle' with Snoop Dogg founds it way on the cover and was a feature of High Times Magazine Oct 2011.
That same year, Maggie gathered content from a handful of artists including her own photographic work and published a free quarterly print publication with an emphasis on music and the arts called Jerk Of All Trades Magazine. Each issue contained a centerfold with original artwork by Mark Arminski, Exene Cervenka, and included a punk rock guacamole recipe and 10 Commandments of Photography by Los Angeles punk photographer Edward Colver who was featured on the cover. Two issues made it from the cranium to the streets, but sadly the magazine folded shortly after it's inception.
The photography work and written words of Maggie St.Thomas have been published and featured on over a handful of national television and news outlets including The Today Show, over 65 album and print magazine covers, and inside the pages of more than 200 print publications.
In the Fall of 2015, St.Thomas was a feature artist at Rainwater Gallery in Huntington Beach, CA., where her Ramones photographs along with other photographic art works including UV printed on vinyl prints, and cigar box time clocks were on display for attendees. Guest speakers of the three month art event included Jack Grisham of TSOL, DH Peligro of Dead Kennedys, and more. HB Independent, OC Weekly, and LA Times all covered and reviewed the show.
In October 2016, St.Thomas' photograph of actor/musician Corey Feldman was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, uncredited, however, a first for both the photographer, and her subject.
In the summer of 2017, Maggie St.Thomas became a licensed CANA (Crematory Association of North America) certified Crematory Operator in New York, and worked as a Pre-Need Funeral Planner in Los Angeles County assisting individuals and families with getting their final wishes on fie for traditional burials and/or cremation.
In the beginning of 2018, Maggie St.Thomas' iconic photograph of Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell from 1995 was the main focal point for the entire Boss DJ music video (2018). St.Thomas was also a subject of interest for The Blairing Out Show, LTN's Red Light Special, and a featured guest on 103.1 fm with TK in Southern California, as well as a guest artist onThe Wrekking Hours with host Alan Contino in her birth town of Dearborn, Michigan.
St.Thomas is currently working on a photography book in the goth genre with legendary punk icon, poet, songwriter and friend Exene Cervenka of X selecting and critiquing the chosen images in her 35mm film collection. August 2018, Maggie began working with Janky Smooth online publication and has been a regular contributor with articles, interviews, and photographs.
Maggie St.Thomas Photography