Friday Noir: Kiss Me, Deadly

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We’re all in this together.

You know that right?

No one special, no one exempt.

“This” meaning life. And the end of it.

Ain’t no escape.

The Bible says, The wages of sin is death.


What about the good life?

Seems like the same end is met no matter what.

So you gotta keep you eyes open.

Pull those punches, or roll with them.

Whatever gets you through the night.

You can do all that’s asked of you, and you know what?

It won’t be worth it.

Because when that last, cold kiss comes…

Quiet is the night.

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

JPS Visual Week In Review ~ 11 | 14 | 15

Visual Week In Review 11.14.15

Amid the horrors of this world, I did something yesterday that tickles me to no end.

I read to my son’s kindergarten class.

I know every parent likes to be part of their kids lives. But there’s always been something for me about reading to my kids’ classes, or even just dropping them off or picking them up for school. I love seeing the “out there” in the world, with their little friends, doing their own things. Fills me with a weird sense of amazement.

Anyway, it was fun. A nice little break in my Friday.

Things are getting back on track, shooting a bit more. Still working around the Fuji X100T, but we’re getting there. Shooting an event Tuesday evening…but will probably dust off the Canon 50D for that one.

Into the void….


This Week’s Links:

* What I’m Reading

* And on deck

* Listen: Springsteen begets Fallon who begets Hart.

* “Superman hit my window.”

* The train-hopping, Nazi-fighting literary hero you (may have) never heard of.

* Unifying ROCKY.

* Joe McNally: Things I Had Wish I Had Known.

* Listen: NJ’s Skrizzy Adams.

* Vintage movie posters recast.

* Watch: Masters of Photography – Alfred Eisenstaedt

* “I think digital has trivialized the idea of photography in the minds of everyday people.” ~ Daniel Milnor.

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

A Light For Paris

Notre Dame candle

I’ve only been to Paris once, for 24 hours, literally.

Returning from India, was scheduled to have a brief layover there. Decided to push my return flight back by 24 hours. Dropped bags at the hotel at 7:30 a.m., got on a bike and pedaled around the city for the day. Returned, after dinner, around 9:30 p.m. Flew out at 7 a.m. the next day.

I would love to go back. My other connection is the fantastic partnership myself and Bard Constantine have had with the graphic designer, Stefan Prohaczka, who resides there. Stefan has taken my images to another level for Bard’s Troubleshooter book covers. Stefan and I have only met over electronic mail, yet I feel for him and his city.

I shot the above at Notre Dame during that whirlwind 24 hours. Not even sure if I was supposed to.

But it seems a appropriate as we keep the city in our thoughts.

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

Friday Noir: Detour

Jersey Noir_Detour

The world breaks everyone.

Gangsters, coppers, arms dealers, undertakers.

The world takes no prisoners.

The trick is…there is no trick.

You take your lumps.

You take your shots.

You follow one path, then hit a detour.

What you do after that is up to you.

Hang on tightly, let go lightly.

The world breaks everyone.

What will you do when it all goes wrong?

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015


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