JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 10.26.19

Visual Week In Review_102619

Here we are, quickly approaching the end of October. It’s been a beautiful month, but NJ has been mired in a drought (hence, the trees colors haven’t really “popped” this year.)

It was a busy week around these parts. Last weekend, I shot an charity event, then worked on processing 120 photos for them by Tuesday.

Liv ran her last cross-country meet of the season, and my youngest, Matt, celebrated his eighth birthday.

Then, on Friday, I cashed in a vacation day for a full day of visual inspiration. I took the train into NYC to go to the Photoplus Expo. Spent the day looking around the expo with Bryan Sargent, catching up with some friends over at Rocky Nook publishing booth, and generally seeing what I can see in NYC.

Just going to the newstand is inspiration, though. I love to look at different magazine covers, even magazines I have no interest in, to see who shot the cover, and try to figure out how they did it. I’m sure others do this too, right?

Scott and Ted at Rocky Nook told be about a book called Photograph Like A Thief. The concept of the book, written by Glyn Dewis is interesting and I may give it a closer look.

I guess I’ve been doing this for years with my film noir photography, and that’s why I watch so many film noir movies: They give me the ideas how to shoot things, especially on a budget.

Every photo we see, every film we watch, even everything we read inspires us in some way. That’s why it’s great to have diverse interests and tastes. I’m all for being up-to-date on the latest PetaPixel article…but I want to read that banker interview in the Financial Times as well.

You never know when it may come in handy.

What did you get inspiration from this week?


This Week’s Links: 

What I Read This Week: I finished Hallo’ween Party by Agatha Christie, and started The Dread Line by Bruce DeSilva.

What I Watched This Week: The World Series and the NBA.

Smithsonian Mag: Here’s the Guitar Prince Revolutionized Music With

Architectural Photography Almanac: How To Stop Image Thieves on Instagram

History: Capturing Ghosts (not the Sam Darnold kind.)

Inside Hook: IG’s poet laureat

CNN: Martin Parr on Britain in the age of Brexit

Food & Wine: Stephen Starr’s new restaurant will be like a photo museum in a photo museum

“A good photojournalist goes into any situation prepared. And, as importantly, you make friends — you make friends with everybody, wherever you go. Because you never know when you’ll need to go back there, for one more picture, or to follow up on a story.” ~ Ralph Morse (October 23, 1917 – December 7, 2014)

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