JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 09.25.21

Usually, with these weekend posts, I try to find an overwhelming theme from the past week.

Something that ties it all together.

Often times, well, many at least, I can find that thread.

But this week, I’m not sure I have one.

In looking back, I can’t really find that one theme, except that things are going pretty smoothly right now.

This weekend marks three months since the major change in my life.

It hasn’t always been easy. Frankly, frequently bumpy at times.

But, after three months, I’m kinda looking at thing fresh.

I’m looking at a lot of aspects of my life and saying “OK, here’s where we are, where do we want to go, and how do we get there?”

It can be as small as finally fixing up my new place to make it “mine” and not just a box with a few rooms. A box I’ve been coming into, closing the door, and just existing.

So, I’m starting to look at decorating, at design, at what will make me happy to look at every day.

My wife did most of the decorating in our house, and she did a great job. But my personal aesthetic – and that’s what I got now – is a little different.

I had some good text exchanges this week with a very creative person and it kinda got my juices flowing.

This place is mine now, so let’s make it mine.

And, personally, physically, I’m shaping that to be better as well.

Better eating, less cocktails, more exercise and fresh air.

It’s harder at 51 than it was at 31 or 21, of course. But not impossible.

Ok, so maybe there IS a theme this week.

Restoring. Revamping. Rebuilding.



This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: I finished Caper and Leaving The Scene. I started Valley of the Dolls (print) and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Twain Papers (ebook)

What I Watched This Week: Only Murders In The Building on Hulu

Joe McNally Blog: September in Washington

Manny Ortiz: What a Normal Person Sees versus What a Photographer Sees

Behind The Shot TV: The Magic of Infrared with Troy Miller

Omar Gonzalez: Helpful Ideas for Finding a Great Portrait Location

The Guardian: How One News Magazine Blew Up British Photography 

Joel Edelman: Blinking in Photos – Stop Blaming Your Subjects!

Daniel Norton on Set: Wrap-around light for portraiture

UN of Photography: I’m a Photographer – the Imposter Syndrome

RIP Colin Jones: Once a ballet dancer, he turned to photography with stunning success. Learn more.

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ~ Alan Alda


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