From The Archives: Blinded in Asbury Park


Bruce and Patti make their entrance

A year ago today, August 7, this happened.

I was in Asbury Park to cover the US premier of the film, Blinded By the Light, for Backstreets.

It was interesting and exciting to say the least. Especially when a certain New Jersey rocker showed up.


I asked director Gurinder Chadha to mimic the movie poster pose


Writer Sarfraz Manzoor, poses with Aaron Phagur, Gurinder and Viveik Kalra

Read the recap of my evening here, and especially note how I was able to gain entrance to the VIP party, which I didn’t not have a media pass for.

I owe it to one thing: Patience.


Two minutes after I got in, Bruce took the stage with Southside Johnny

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Makin’ Prints

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Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son at The Stone Pony, May 2020

I’ve been making some prints again.

Some for me, some for clients, some to just give away.

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Andrew, from a recent shoot

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Commissioned Print


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Connor Bracken in Asbury Park


I had made a print of this one that someone bought last year, and made an 8×10 for myself. Decided to bigger with this one….but it still doesn’t fit a 12×18 frame I have laying around. So, going to print again. Friends also moved into a new house. Thinking of getting this printed on metal and sending it as a housewarming gift.

As I’ve said before, print your photos, folks. Get them off your phone and micro SD cards and hard drives. See what they look like on paper. I recommend using Printique from Adorama if you have to do it online. Lots of other good options out there as well, but I really like Printique.

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 08.01.20


Well, hey, look, it’s August.

August? Really, already?

What happened to that solid middle Summer month of July?

Well, I’m doing much better than I was a week ago.

I took my trainer’s (nee my wife’s) advice, and I’ve stayed off the bike all week.

More stretching, more foam rolling, more walking, more swimming laps.

The pain on the right side isn’t as bad this week. The stretching, I think, is working.

But it was another busy work week, and another busy week of baseball in the evenings.

Three games for my boys. No wins. Still winless on the year.

But it’s fun to see them out there competing, having some little personal victories every game. Trying their best.

Also had a couple of new additions – and subtractions – to the camera bag, as evidence by that bottom left corner panel.

More to come on that this week.

Anyway, it’s August.

The dog days are in front of us.

As is another national park vacation for us, fingers crossed.

Back up your work!


This Week’s Links

What I Read This Week: Finally finished Opium and Absinthe

What I Watched This Week: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (again), and Season 2, Episode 1 of The Umbrella Academy

The Atlantic: Why Is Bob Ross Still So Popular?

National Geo Archives: The Maiko Cover

Developing: Kodak now a Pharma Company

Science Magazine: How The Cover Was Done

National Geographic: If you need to travel now, here how to do it safely

Watch: Sean Tucker on becoming a professional photographer

Listen/Watch: Kenneth Jarecke roadtrips out west.

RIP Wilford Brimley

Learn About: Vivian Cherry

“You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.” ~ William Eggleston (July 27, 1939)

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 07.25.20

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It’s a pain in the butt.

No, seriously, I have a pain in my butt. It’s been there the past couple of week.

In fact, my whole right side is in some way…not right.

The pain in the middle of my gluteus maximus is more pronounced when I’m sitting and have to get up, especially getting out of my truck.

Then, an addendum, is that I get this tingle down on the side of my right shin.

Sciattica? Maybe. Some other pinched nerve? Maybe. I’ve consulted this website, and my wife (the personal trainer) for ways to stretch it all out. No relief just yet.

Then, on Monday, while riding a gravel path I ride all the time, I took a different tract to avoid some deep ruts. Never took that version around the ruts before.

Now I know why. Because when you go that route, it’s easy to lose control and hit these big rocks jutting out on the side the path.

Which then lead to your front wheel flying out of your hand and commencing with you sliding along the gravel path for a few feet.

And your upper forearm, elbow and rear right shoulder looking like someone took a cheese grater to it.

Not to mentioned a busted tube and flat tire.

So, it’s been a painful week in some regards.

But hey, it could be worse.  Much worse.

My family is happy and healthy. Despite being off the bike, I got out for some nice walks (in the morning muggy humidity).

When I was back on the bike, I saw some really pretty parts of my extended neighborhood.

Thursday, I got caught is a soft morning rain shower. Then, late that night,  watched a cool lightening storm late night this week.

The beat goes on for this summer of COVID.


This Weeks Links:

What I Watched: A crime drama on Acorn TV called Loch Ness

What I Read This Week: Still grinding away on The ABC Murders and Absinthe and Opium. Both are good reads; I’m just not putting aside the time to read like I should be.

Photograph Daily Show  (Podcast): Publish Your Photos with Dan Milnor

AP: All visual journalists to use Sony

The difference between good photos and beautiful photos

Sierra Club: Pulling down our monuments

A Photo Editor:  The Art of The Personal Project with Art Streiber

Insight: What photographers can learn from illustrator

Jason Lee: Roaming by car with camera

Joe McNally: On Stage, Off Stage on the Road

“The similarity between Van Gogh, Haiku poetry, and good photography is the concern for mortality. That things are very fleeting, that there are people who are more sensitive to death than others. The camera is a very appropriate instrument for many.”  ~ Dennis Stock (July 24, 1928 – January 11, 2010)

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