JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 03.20.21

Happy Spring!

We made it through another winter here in New Jersey.

I’m happy we made it to Spring, but I hate March.

Yes, if we could go from February to mid-April, I’d be happy.

The earth is still cold here in March. It holds the coldness, and on those sunny days when it looks great to be outside, that cold nips you.

The earth is muddy and wet. And cold.

Despite a few days to 55 degree days, there’s still small piles of snow that can be found hiding the corner of a parking lot. It’s back with auto soot, but it’s still there.

Those piles of packed snow, still holding onto their cold, are like beast that won’t die.

The trees are still still brown and warped from the wind

There’s not much green out there right now, everything is still just brown. And brown.

Oh, right, it’s windy too. And nippy.

The only good thing about March…you may start to hear the spring peepers at night, like I did this week.

And I saw a robin red breast, too.

But I still hate March.

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This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: I finished Blaze (not bad character study from Stephen King), continuing on with The Haunting of H.G. Wells, and started The Gift Horse, by Mary McMullen.

What I Watched This Week: Blood Simple

Blind Magazine: The Unseen Photos of Robert Frank

Photography Goal: This look.

NY Times Interactive: The Plan To Protect Indigenous Elders Living Under The Northern Lights. (love how this is done, great photos by Pat Kane)

Huck Magazine: A new showcase of David Goldblatt’s work.

New To Me: LIFE photographer Arthur Rickerby

Attention!: Build Up Your Concentration

BBC News: Peter Mitchell and a time capsule of Leeds

Watch: Sean Tucker on Edward Curtis (if he’s a new photographer to you, this is a great overview)

Watch: Dan Milnor on the difference between a soft photograph and an out-of-focus one.

From The Archives: With tomorrow being Word Water Day, read a blog post I did in 2012 about why the day is important.

“The use of the camera has always been for me a tool of investigation, a reason to travel, to not mind my own business, and often to get into trouble.” ~ Danny Lyon (March 16, 1942)

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