JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 07.22.17

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Yesterday, at approximately 5 p.m., I turned on my “out of office” flip on my work email and officially started vacation.

By making peach cobbler. With peaches from Westhaven Farm, just up the street.

Going to me a “staycation” as they say. Just staying in the local area and bumming around.

Nothing wrong with that. It’s weird though. Since I work from home most of the time now, staycation basically means just not checking work email.

I’ll wake up the same time (roughly 5:30 a.m.) With three kids and two dogs, one being a 6 month old puppy, I don’t sleep late. Just not in my DNA any more.

My days have a good flow going to them. But if I’m shooting, I’ll still have to get on the computer to process. And I’m backed up with processing and some blogging here as I was busy this week. I have a couple of fun shoots I want to talk about, some learnings from them.

I still also want to share some new gear I’ve picked up recently. Very budget-friendly, but gear that I think will help me solve problems on set.

And I do a lot of Kindle reading. Which is good and bad. There’s always a book to read. But then there’s always the temptation to go see what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, and other bookmarked sites.

The temptation is real, my friends.

Anyway, I’m on vacation now. Maybe I’ll watch an oldie but goodie…about vacation.

If you need me, ping me. Just don’t send an email to my work email.

I won’t read it for a week.


Aforementioned peach cobbler



This week’s birthdays: Charles Rettew Sheeler, Bernice Abbott, James Abbe, Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee,  Henri-Victor Regnault

What I am reading this week: A Bullet for Cinderella

What I started reading this week: Jimmy Breslin

Paul Newman had style.

Cool Twitter account to follow: Photo History

Kids describe their dream job to an illustrator.

“Photography is my ticket to the world.” ~ James Abbe

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Make Prints: Georgia Owens

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Back in May I photographed local musician Georgia.

As a thank you to her and her family, I made 16×20 prints of two of my favorite photos from that shoot.

This image doesn’t do them justice. AdoramaPix again came through with gorgeous prints.

I knew Georgia and her family were leaving for a California vacation this week, so wanted to drop them off to her before they left.

I got a text from Georgia’s mom late last night:

“These prints are gorgeous! I’ve never seen a photo with that shimmering depth.”

I’m really happy to took the time to get these prints made as a thank you for the business. Not only is it great to give prints, but it’s a nice way to help strengthen a business relationship. And hopefully build on it!

Make prints, folks. Make some prints.

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 07.15.17

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Last week I said I was under the weather. I was, some low-level stomach virus that, while it didn’t lay me up, make the week uncomfortable.

I seem to be back up to snuff now, though, that all cleared out. On Wednesday, me and the kids drove up the PA Turnpike for a few days with the grandparents. My wife, after finishing up her workweek, joined us yesterday. Hanging here another couple of days.

I have a couple of cool shoots coming up this week, more on the horizon. Summer’s shaping up well!


Birthdays this week: Fred Holland Day, Minor Martin White, Stanley Forman, Franz Lanting, Lee Friedlander 

America Today, in Vision and Verse

What I watched this week: Kramer versus Kramer

What I finished reading this week: Love & Terror On The Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine. Great read.

The Godfather of the Airport Novel

Oh, I found Bigfoot this week.

“I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” ~ Minor Martin White

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Personal Project: Working On The Highway

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I have my Working On The Highway project going for about five years now.

But it’s been a while since I added to it.

Traveling up to Northeast Pennsylvania earlier this week, there was a lot of highway work going on.



Just little slices of the working life out on the highways of America.



What’s your longest-running personal project? Drop a link in the comments below.

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