JSP Visual Week In Review | 12.13.14

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Happy 121314 Day.

We’re rushing headlong to Christmas, rumbin’, stumblin’ to the end of 2014.

I’ve seen so many “Best of 2014″ lists already, my head is spinning. God forbid something great gets published, printed, sung, posted, photographed in December. It probably ain’t making these early-bird lists.

But the year ain’t done yet, there’s still time to do something, make something great.

Get after it. Play till the ninth inning.

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This Week’s Links:

* Still looking for a gift? JSP can help.

* RIP Ralph Morse.

* Me and Chris Phillips from Backstreet Magazine get some recognition.

* An in-depth history of the Group F.64.

* RIP Michel du Cille.

* Another great interview with Joe McNally. (if the fates allow, he and I will be working together again in January ’15!)

* Via Resource Magazine, 30 Great Stocking Stuffers for under $100.

* Black Widow.

* “Always appreciate what you have.” ~ Bansky

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2014

Tearsheet: Financial Times

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Had a nice surprise yesterday. A colleague of mine stopped by my office yesterday to show me a new ad we had placed in the Financial Times. My company has been placing these in the FT’s healthcare inserts quarterly this year, and yesterday was the fourth (and last I think.)

I’m a big FT fan. In fact, probably an hour before my colleague stopped by, I had jumped out of my truck at the end of my long driveway to pick up MY copy of the FT sitting there. It’s the only physical newspaper I usually read. I’m not into banking or stocks, but the FT provides more than that, a good global view on business. I like the writers and columnists and have held a subscription for a good many years. I especially like the weekend edition, and often look to see who shoots their executive portraits for stories or features.

However, I don’t normally read it until the evening, after the kids have gone to bed. I know, reading old news basically. Glad she stopped by to give me the head’s up that for this installment of the Janssen ad, they used a shot I took in South Africa earlier this year.

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We were four days into our shoot there with Bruno Barbey, on the beach in Camps Bay. The kids were part of the “talent” we had hired to get the lifestyle photos we were looking for.

While Bruno was off shooting other talent (in fact, that’s him, and them, in the background of my photo), I thought I’d keep the kids occupied and do some shooting of my own.

I had tossed a soccer ball out to them, and got some nice shot of them kicking it around. Then saw this cement…um, I don’t know what it was…thing sticking out of the sand. Thought some jumping shots would be fun. To me, this was just like shooting my own kids. I remember shooting Liv one time jumping off a sand dune in Ocean City, NJ, and thought a similar shot would work here.

Luckily, when we got back to the U.S., and I showed some of my images to my colleagues that run our brand center, they liked a number of my photos as well. So, I gladly put them into our corporate image gallery for usage.

Throughout the year, I’ve seen my images used a number of ways. This tear sheet, in one of my favorite newspapers, is one of my favorites.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2014

A Bitter Little Year And More

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Don’t look now, but Christmas is coming. It’s not exactly last minute, but it’s getting there

And, I know, I know…gift giving can be tough. Stores here, stores there, online this and that.

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Retailism. Consumerism. Just a whole lot of -isms going on.

Stay away from the big box joints and think about something more unique, perhaps.

As I alluded to last month….It’s back.

You up for another Bitter Little Year?

Yes, for the second year now, I’m put together brand new Jersey Noir Calendar.

2015 months

The response last year was great, so I thought I’d put another one together for all you mugs and dames that want a little noir hanging on their wall.

This year, I went with a different printer but most essential elements stayed the same. These fold-in-the-middle, full bleed, spiral bound calendars are 11 x 8.5 (last year they were a touch bigger) and are printed on nice stock paper.

Each month comes not only with the image, but some of my typical, hard-boiled, Raymond Chandler-esque (or Mickey Spillane, or Patricia Highsmith or Dashiell Hammett - whatever literary maven you prefer) text that accompanies all my Jersey Noir photos stories.

The Cost: The calendars are $20.00 each (down from $30 last year! Booyah!).

Delivery: Give me 5-7 days after you place the order to get them to you. Still plenty of time for Christmas, certainly before 2015 kicks off. If you need it faster, let me know and we’ll work it out (maybe a slight extra/express postage cost involved).

Payment: PayPal worked well last year, so we’ll use that again. I’ll send you a Payment Request from my PayPal and then you take it from there.

Of course, checks,money orders or low denomination, unmarked bills are fine too. No one will be none the wiser.

Ordering: Send me an email at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com, put “I Want A BITTER LITTLE 2015″ in the subject line. Include your mailing address and I’ll get the order in motion.

NEW THIS YEAR: For $7.00, I’m offering a PDF version of the calendar for your computer or electronic device. Same ordering and payment method, and I’ll send you a download link to the hi-res PDF.

When you email me, just let me know if you want the hard copy, PDF….or both for just $25.00!

That’s a steal of a deal!

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Item 2: From the truly discerning crime fiction reader,I have a couple of copies of TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND: Crime Fiction Inspired By The Songs of Bruce Springsteen.

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This was one of my biggest projects of the year, and I’m really proud to be in it. Not just that I got into it, but that I met so many great creative people through this project. Yes, Dennis Lehane and James Grady are the biggest names in the book, but the other 40-odd stories are great. My To Be Read list is a mountain right now, thanks to all the talented people associated with the book.

Cost: $14.95 + $6.00 for shipping & handling in the US. I can send internationally, but the S&H may be more. Email me and we’ll work it out.

Ordering: Send me an email at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com, put: “I Want Some TROUBLE in 2015″ in the subject line, include your mailing address and I’ll get it out to you ASAP. Quantities are limited though.

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Item 3: Pictures On The Edge Of Town posters.

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These posters are 16×20, printed on single-weight paper with a metallic finish. Very sharp, suitable for framing. Would look great in your man (or woman) cave, in the study or over that old typewriter as you pound away, seeking inspiration.

Cost: $25.00 (includes S&H). Again, I can send internationally, but the S&H may bump the price up some. Email me and we’ll work it out.

Ordering: Send me an email at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com, put: “I Want Some PICTURES in 2015″ in the subject line, include your mailing address, and I’ll get it out to you ASAP. Quantities are limited though.

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Item 4: Any image in my JSP portfolio.

I’ve had some nice interest in some of the other photos in my portfolio this year, being it from the noir section, the travel section, my landscapes, etc. Happy to print any of them for you and send them out, signed or unsigned, just let me know.

Just go to my portfolio site and let me know which one you’d like (copy and paste the URL and send it to me.) Or, if you’ve seen something on this blog in the last couple of years, I can print that at well. Just let me know what tickles your visual fancy. (image below was shot in South Africa earlier this year.)

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All images will be printed at 16×20 (or nearest, depending on the crop). I like to print these with a white boarder, so no need for matting. Very nice single-weight paper, metallic finish.

Cost: $25, which includes shipping and handling in the US (international, you know the drill).

Ordering: Send me an email at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com, put: “JSP PRINTS” in the subject line, include your mailing address, and I’ll get it out to you ASAP.

So,there you have it. A bunch of neat offerings from JerseyStyle Photography for this holiday season.

Hope you like ‘em!

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2014

Weekend Shot: A Bit Of Peace

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On this, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, we’re still searching for a bit of peace.

Still seems pretty hard to locate, no matter where you are.

All we are saying….is give peace a chance.

Country life + Peace + New Canon S110 PnS = This Weekend Shot

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2014

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