I enjoy seeing photographs or reading almost anything about The Ramones, but it is specially satisfactory when a written piece is done well with a true sense of understanding of punk music, this is just the case in what Maggie has written about the band, she is also very good at capturing the bands spirit in photos.”
RAMONES Creative Director, 2001
The first book signing and release party for Still Life: The Photographs of Maggie St.Thomas, was held at Shoreline Funeral Home & Crematory in Long Beach, CA., on the evening of October 29. Her next book signing will be in-store on January 21, 2023, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore located at the Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, CA. from 6-8 pm.
Just days after her 14th birthday, Maggie St.Thomas was already a published photographer and photojournalist with her first two-page feature in Angry Thoreauan Magazine. She continued to document the Los Angeles Anarchy punk and Goth music scenes with her Nikon 4004 35mm-film camera before photographing her all-time favorites, The Ramones in 1995!
Since 1994, the photographic and journalistic works of Maggie St.Thomas have graced the pages and covers of more than 300 print publications like High Times and Rolling Stone Magazine, both national and international books including Italian import RAMONES Blitzkrieg Rock & Art (English and Italian). They have been featured in music videos, including Sublime’s video for “Boss DJ – Acoustic Version”, animated by Andrew William Ralph. Track taken from the album ‘Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends’.
Shortly after the birth of her twin sons in the Summer of 2002, Maggie completed her studies at Cal State Fullerton for Criminal Investigation in the Forensic Sciences, Private Investigation, and Undercover Surveillance. In the Summer of 2017, while working as a “Pre-Need” Funeral Planner helping families and loved ones get their final wishes on paper, she obtained her license with CANA (Cremation Association of North America) and has established her career in Death Care as Crematory Operator, assisting those who once had a beating heart into the afterlife. You can still find her work published at Jerk Of All Trades Magazine.