JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 03.23.19

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I was thinking in general terms this week.

Maybe because I shot a general.

But I mean I like being a generalist. I like that my IG profile shows a range of work.

I love when people are portrait photographers. But I really dislike going to their IG and just seeing face after face after face.

Sunday night, I shot a punk band.

Monday morning, I shot a CEO and an Army general.

This month I’ve shot corporate headshots, actor headshots and sports.

Next month, I’ll shoot a corporate event, more sports and who knows what else.

I’m basically the utility infielder of photography.

And I’m OK with that.

There’s something to be said for being a specialist. And for a long time, that’s what I thought I wanted to be, both in my day job and in my passion.

But I like being a generalist.

And I want to be the best generalist I can be.

Generally speaking, of course.

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This Week’s Links: 

What I Read This Week: Working on The Last of The Stanfields by Marc Levy

What I Watched This Week: Singin’ In The Rain

Medium: A Photographer’s Case for Twitter

DP Preview: A Message To Landscape Photographers

PDN: The Film-Friendly Beer

NY Times: Alec Soth of Art and Doubt

Interviewing A Photo Book Legend

Camera Light

Watch (5 min): David Bailey on his life in pictures

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” ~ Ilse Bing, born today, March 23, in 1899.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2018

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One thought on “JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 03.23.19

  1. But I like being a generalist.

    Me too! But I’m not talking about photography. I am talking about in my professional life. I have been a firmware code, web developer, system administrator, database administrator, system integrator, penetration tester, vulnerability specialist, cyber-security architect, etc. I love all of IT. It’s s shame that I am expected to be a specialist. I love being a generalist.

    And I want to be the best generalist I can be.

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