JSP Visual Week in Review ~ 05.23.20

Visual Week In Review_052320

We’re approaching the new normal.

The crisis sure isn’t over yet, but it feels like solid plans are being made, steps are being taken, to get us back to what will now be the new normal.

Yes, things will change somewhat, at least for awhile. When will I get back in a photo pit at The Stone Pony? I have no idea. Maybe not till 2021.

But, I did a very safely distanced photoshoot in Asbury Park on Friday, and it felt great.

Great to be back down in my favorite seaside town (hadn’t been there since February), great to be behind the camera again, art directing, shooting, creating.

It can be done.

And that’s good for so many reasons.

As this is the new normal, we as creatives have to keep the flame lit. We have to keep pushing it forward.

As photographers, there is still plenty of things to shoot. And plenty of ways to keep working on our craft.

My youngest son just got a cast off his arm, and he’s disappointed he’s not hitting the baseball well.

He thinks a skill is something you can turn on and off. I’m trying to counsel him that, no, it doesn’t work that way. Even if you’re good at something, you still have to work at it.

You have to keep those skills sharp like you would the edge of a knife.

Nothing in this world comes easy. Maybe easier to some, but not easy.

It’s a marathon, this thing we call life, not a sprint.

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What I Read This Week: Continuing on with Dana King’s Pushing Water in ebook, but started NJ writer Harlen Coben’s Fool Me Once .

What I Watched This Week: At Close Range

CNN: Comedy Wildlife Photography

CBC: How photography is becoming a creative outlet for kids

Another Mag: Don McCullin’s work online

Watch: Athletes in Motion with Joe McNally

Watch: Brian Ach shoots Sting

All About Photo: Elke Vogelsang’s fun dog photos

“The key to artistic photography is to work out your own thoughts, by yourselves. Imitation leads to certain disaster. New ideas are always antagonized. Do not mind that. If a thing is good it will survive.” ~ Gertrude Käsebier (May 18, 1852 – October 12, 1934)

Please stay safe everyone! Wash Your Hands! Wear A Mask

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