JerseyStyle Photography

A Bitter Little Year And More


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.

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, 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!


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.

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, 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.


Item 3: Pictures On The Edge Of Town posters.

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, 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.


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.)

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, 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!

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