JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 06.13.20

Visual Week In Review_061320

I read a poem from Langston Hughes this week:

“I’m so tired of waiting.

Aren’t you?

for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?

Let us take a knife

and cut the world in two –

and see what worms are eating at the rind.”

Saw something else that said, tongue-in-cheek, “The Onion is on the verge of collapse after not being able to make up shit that is more idiotic than current reality.”

Just everything seems in a bad way. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, this Administration is giving really odd rights to hunters while taking away basic life needs for human beings.

Yet, in spit of all this, outside stuff going on, there’s pinpoints of light all over the place.

The week went by fast again. I have some posts for here that I just can’t seem to find the time to put down.

I cycled every day this week, which is a great way to clear my head, and plot new creative ideas.

The weather has been really nice.

My 24-105 lens came back from the repair shop and I want to put it to use soon.

The summer is starting, and we’ve started to plan a trip to Arcadia National Park in August.

And I made a really tasty chickpea curry this week.

Small wins on the home front.

Keep after it.

It’s all we can do.

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What I’m Reading: I started Cold Water by Tom Pitts this week. It was June 2018 when I photographed him in San Francisco. This is his latest book.

What I Watched This Week: Leslie and I finished up Season 1 of Sweet Magnolias.

And Also: I Am Not Your Negro on PBS

And also also: Don’t Break Down, a documentary about the California punk band, Jawbreaker. I found out about them because my friends The Vansaders cover one of their songs.

NY Times: A Portrait of America that still Haunts Decades Later (wonderful interactive piece)

NY Times: Bob Dylan has a lot on his mind.

Video: Why Photographers Matter by Tony Vaccaro

The Bronx: Teens document their coronavirus life (On a similar note, our kids’ teachers have been making socially distant house calls to say good bye to the kids as the school year winds down. They’ve all done a fantastic job.

“The golden rule is “work fast.” As for framing, composition, focus—this is no time to start asking yourself questions: you just have to trust your intuition and the sharpness of your reflexes.”Jacques Henri Lartigue (June 13, 1894 – September 12, 1986)

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