JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 02.02.19

Visual Week In Review_020219

I’m always happy to get out of January.

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the abrupt come-down after all the holiday hoopla that happens in the first couple of weeks.

We go from all lights and festivities to…reality.

Maybe getting through it means we’re one month closer to Spring, but to get there, you have to endure cold days, chilly rains (or snows), and seeing the carcasses of dead Christmas trees roll back ‘n forth curbside until they are picked up. (Our don’t do that. They go from the stand, out the front door, and into the wood across from our house so that forest creatures can burrow under them or help the decay along.)

Anyway, here we are, into February. How are those new year’s resolutions going? Well, I hope. Though, there is the argument that February is a better time to make resolutions – back in the swing of things, less days in the month so a higher probability of staying with it.

Maybe it’s all true.

One thing I was thinking about this week was…how come we spend time shooting something, thinking it’s all going great…and then when we look at the images we shot on the screen (or in the developing solution) we think….”Yeesh. What happened?”

Have you ever had this happen to you? There must be a word for this (and if there isn’t I’m going to come up with one, a new sniglet.)

Is it akin to buyer’s remorse? Should we call it “shooter’s remorse”?

It happened again to me this week (twice actually, though the second time it was to a much lesser degree) and I’m trying to figure it out. What changes? Why does our perception of the shoot change.

I guess the inverse happens too – where you shoot something, think it was all a bust, and then when you look at the frames (with fresh eyes?), things aren’t as bad as they seem. They may go from “oh, cool a few salvageable ones” to “ok, that’s not bad” to “whoa, cool one” to “hey, that shoot was pretty good!”

I guess all creatives have this – the artist, the poet, the writer, the sculpture. Think I’m going to look into this a bit more but if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.


And back up your work.


This Week’s Links:

What I Read/Finished This Week: Our Man In Havana (liked it)

What I Started Reading This Week: Runaway Horses (it’s daunting to me)

What I Watched This Week (part 1): Green Book (really liked it.)

What I Watched This Week (part 2): Her Aim Is True (I liked learning about Jini Dellacio but it’s pretty standard fare)

What I Watched This Week (part 3): I Am The Night (eh, but visually it’s great. Loved this scene for it’s look.)

What I Watched This Week (part 4): Bullitt (it’s a classic for a reason)

What I Watched This Week (part 5): Three Identical Strangers (this was some crazy stuff. Watch this documentary if you can.)

Billboard: The Musical Renaissance of Asbury Park

PDN online: How photographers endured through tough stretches.

FStoppers: Stop Hating On Cheap Photographers 

Magnum: How To Get New Photographic Ideas

Finally, Happy birthday (today) to my fellow New Jersey guy, Frank Stefanko!

“If you don’t know already, your happiness comes in being busy. It doesn’t come in sitting, taking a nap and putting your feet up.” ~ Jini Dellacio (whose birthday was January 31, 1917. She passed away in 2014)

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