JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 05.06.23


Things I didn’t do this week…

I didn’t get invited to the coronation.

I didn’t go to any of the NHL or NBA playoff games.

I didn’t go to the Met Gala.

I didn’t go to the Kentucky Derby.

I didn’t go see Bruce Springsteen in Dublin.


Things I did do…

I got up at 5:45 every morning .

I got in my morning routine before work.

Watched a lot of baseball, pro and my boys.

Saw my mom and sister, visited my dad on the 2nd anniversary of his passing.

Saw my dogs, my kids and played tennis with them – my kids, not my dogs (first time I picked up a racket in 20 years, no joke).

I ran five mile, not all at once (something I haven’t done in a few years).

Shot some photos.

Read some more before lights out.

Got to bed early.


It’s the little things to keep after.

I hope to be back around here more.


This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: I started The Echo of Old Books. And then I bagged it. Just not my type of story. I’m halfway through  All The Light We Cannot See. Also, working through The Collected Poems of Robinson Jeffers, as well as Dorothea Lange, A Life Beyond Limits

What I Watched This Week: Episode 1 of The White House Plumbers

What I Listened To This Week: The Gaslight Anthem’s new song, Positive Charge

Holey: Making manhole covers in Japan

Home Sweet Home: In this case, Richard Avedon’s

CBS News: James Nachtwey Has No Intention of slowing down

Landed: The Story Of Edwin Land

“With gratitude, optimism is sustainable.” ~ Michael J Fox on CBS News


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Proof of Live – Corporate Edition

Self Portrait, Corporate Style


Like the cobbler who’s kids don’t have new shoes…sometimes you have to get your own portrait done. Especially when your boss is looking for a refreshed bio and headshot to give to HER new boss so that she can get to know the team.

And, I had a pretty nice trim of the beard, too, so decided to get new portraits shot last weekend.

It started raining last Thursday and lasted, I think, through Sunday evening. No baseball, wasn’t my kids weekend, so I had a lot of time on my hands. Perfect time to shoot some new headshots.

I kept it pretty simple – 10 second timer, natural light. I actually was going to use a strobe, or even a flash, but I was getting some bounce where I was sitting so just stayed natural. Even though it was pouring five feet from where I was sitting, it was still a bright-ish day.

Sometimes that’s all you need – a nice jacket and some good light. Now my LinkedIn page looks snappy too!

I’ll be getting more regular around here, I promise!


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Proof Of Life

Self Portrait, on the writer/photographer’s 53rd birthday

Hi all!

Just  a quick post to let you all know I’m still here, I’m still around.

I turned 53 today. Hence, the introspective/exospective post.

Can’t really say I celebrated the day because I didn’t do too much.

Had to work. Took a long walk. Read a few chapters of The Cincinnati Kid. Worked out. Made a pizza

But hey, my eye opened this morning and that’s reason enough to celebrate!

Had to do a self-portrait this afternoon to commemorate the date.

I know, I look a little grim. Still a stuff swirling but it’s getting better and I’m starting to shoot again.

Shot some cool baseball images of my boys last night, which I hope to share soon.

Weather is getting nicer here in NJ, that’s always a plus!

Five weeks till Memorial Day and Summer in New Jersey. A definite plus!

Let’s all keep going out there, be good people and just do the best that we can.

Back here on the reg soon, I hope.


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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 04.15.23

Hey folks…


Yeah, it’s been a minute. Haven’t posted in a while. Broke my streak of Visual Week In Reviews, too.

I’m going through some thing here in my little part of New Jersey.

Physical stuff.

Mental stuff.


I haven’t been in a good  place. Not feeling creative, nor do I feel  like picking up the camera.

I don’t mean to sound super dire. I’m not going to do anything bad to myself or anything like that so no need to worry.


Stuff I have to work through.

I’ll be back around at some point.

It’s just n0t there right now.

Life comes at you fast.

Be well. Take care of yourselves and those you love.


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