JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 04.11.20

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How is everyone?

That’s the prevailing ask, it seems, nowadays.

But why weren’t we asking that more often before?

Everyone is going through their particular issues and troubles and lives.

Yet, we’re are always worried about our own.

That’s somewhat understandable, of course. Gotta look out for Number 1 (and Numbers 2,3,4 & 5 in my case)

Still, seems like we all should have been asking “How are you?” more often, even before the coronavirus hit.

So, how are you? It was about a month ago now that I was watching an NBA game, when the news of the season being suspended came through. That’s when, to me, this all became really real.

I know, we all should have been paying more attention. And many were, even though some high ups in our US government don’t think the WHO was and continue to point fingers and berate.

But, man, it’s been a long month, and our lives will be changed for ever. I expect my kids to be schooled from home for the rest of this year (even though word hasn’t formally come down yet), and many of the practices we’ve been doing – social distancing, no handshakes, etc – will be in place for a long time.

Heck, I have no idea the next time I’ll shoot an actual music show in Asbury Park. Maybe I can do portraits, at a safe distance, within three months.

But it all seems a long way off. So, in my Visual Week In Reviews, you’ll be seeing a lot of phone photos shot on my walks with Bo. Or quick snaps of things I see. I still have my FujiX100T with me a lot of the time, but the phone is so handy. Do you see yourself shooting more phone photos now?

In closing, I do hope everyone is well. Hang in there, keep watching all those videos online, and for stopping by here from time to time.


What I Read This Week: I put down The Shooting Party and picked up Farewell, My Lovely. According a note I wrote on the cover page, I last read it in 2007.

What I Watched This Week: The First Deadly Sin. Sinatra. Dunaway. Really lame ending.

What I listened To This Week:  Voice On The Radio, a new song by my friends, Connor Bracken & Mother Leeds Band

NY Times: What NYC sounds like at 7 pm

The Atlantic: Portraits At The End Of The World in Quarantine

Plasticmind: Using a DLSR as a webcam

Fast Company: Stay curious

PetaPixel: Comparing all five Fuji X100 cameras side-by-side

Joe McNally’s Blog: Lighting and Framing on the Prairie

Daniel Milnor: Finding Inspiration

Gear: What in Fleming Bo Jensen’s Bag? (Fleming had a birthday this week)

RIP: Fleet Street photojournalist John Downing

“Performance shots are a waste of time, they look like everyone else’s. If you want to shoot a performer, then grab them, own them, you have to own people, then twist them into what you want to say about them.” ~ Art Kane (April 9, 1925 – February 3, 1995) who shot A Great Day In Harlem

Please stay safe everyone! Wash Your Hands!

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