JSP Visual Week In Review | 08.30.14

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Labor Day is just like Memorial Day, but without the expectation and excitement.

All right, folks. Last stop of summer. Train will be in the station in a few minute. Gather up your belongs – bathing suits, picnic baskets, beach balls – and kindly depart the train. Exit to Fall.


It’s over. My favorite three-month span of the year. Here in the U.S., we’re heading into the long Labor Day weekend, which to me is the unofficial end of summer.

Sure, the weather in September is pretty great, and you can still have a nice day at the beach or the lake. But school starts, traffic gets worse, the general mindset changes, and the light gets sharper and flatter.

But what can you do. Time waits for no one, as they say. This has been a good summer for me. Had a lot of fun with the family, shot a lot of interesting people.

I guess the good thing about September rolling in is that I’ll be keeping busy. I have some good projects to work on at the 9-5 job, and will be speaking on a panel near the end of the month (more on that to come). And another in late October. And some of my work will be featured in a couple of upcoming books.

Next weekend is my Spartan Race on Saturday, and the Travis Manion – 9/11 Heros 3k Run on Sunday.

And, of course, things keep rolling with the family. Liv will head into 2nd grade, Chase will be in preschool and Matt will be a kind of pre-preschool program.

So there’s that. Time keeps rolling. Mornings are cooler. Leaves are changing.

But we keep clicking the shutter.


This Week’s Links:

* If you get a chance to watch this documentary, Grab a Hunk Of Lightning, on Dorothea Lange, do so. It was great.

* Still Moving, by Danny Clinch. Looks great. Christmas is coming…

* Good read via New Yorker: The Twilight Of Baseball.

* More great work from Gary S. Chapman.

* From TIME: How the selfie stick is killing the selfie.

* Martin Scorsese and The Ramones?

* Absolutely beautiful version of Springsteen’s Downbound Train by Joe Pug.

* Good video by Daniel Norton on shooting noir, but I don’t know what I’d do with that type of gear. Maybe I should do one about using desk lamps.

* “Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.” ~ Peter Adams


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