Search Results for: Christmas Noir

Friday Noir: Winter Perdition

Winter's Perdition

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

The wind howls outside, rattling this old, drafty house.

Snow starts to fly.

Yeah, maybe somewhere chestnuts are roasting, just like Ol’ Nat sang about one time long ago.

Me, I got a rocks glass of rye, and some cold hash to finish.

Yuletide carols, being sung by the fire…

Nothing being sung here.

Though I wouldn’t mind if that dame from the club dropped by.

She’d melt the icicles off ol’ Jack Frost’s nose. Yessiree.

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow

Year is drawing down, not much going on.

Time to rest up, regroup, recharge. 


Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

Not this tot.

Winter perdition is here.

Tough to sleep when you don’t know who’s going to come blasting through the door.

Just wish it were that dame.

Merry Christmas to me. 

And you, ya mugs.


I first ran this photo and story a few years ago. But today, on the day of the Winter Solstice here in New Jersey, and just a few days before Christmas, it seemed like a good time to rerun.

From my end, Christmas shopping is done and my the excitement of the kids – especially my two boys – is at a fever pitch. Santa will be good to all of them, I think.

And to me, I hope.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2018

Instagram | Twitter



Christmas Shopping With JSP


You know the old jingle….It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Welp, it is starting to like it around here for sure. Our little homestead is decorated, tree went up last weekend (and fell over, but that’s the backstory), my kids are getting excited, counting down the days.

They are even calling for some snow this weekend. Shot the above image a couple of years ago, maybe I’ll get a similar shot soon.

Since people are starting their holiday shopping, I thought I’d help out with some gift ideas…namely, photography!

Bruce BW

Bruce Springsteen in Asbury Park, 2017

I’m offering up a few prints from my catalog for sale. Some cool ones, I think, and all super original.


Chor Bazaar, Mumbai, India

8×10 prints selling for $40 including shipping & handling, US only (Outside the US, S&H will be applied)

16×24 prints selling for $75 including shipping & handling, US only (Outside the US, S&H will be applied)

All prints come with a white border, metallic finish to really let the colors (even B&W) pop. All ready to be framed, really sharp.

2018 Jersey Noir calendar selling for $25.

On Deadline

On Deadline


These are just a few I have in the For Sale file.  Click here to the see the prints I’m offering on a by request basis only (I don’t have these just laying around.)

See something else on the site you like? Just let me know.

Give the gift of original photography this holiday season! But order soon so that I can get them to you in time for when Santa comes down the chimney.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2017

Instagram | Twitter

The 2018 Jersey Noir Calendar

2018 Jersey Noir Calendar

It’s getting to be that time of year. I’m taking my kids for their picture with Santa this Sunday…sleigh bells will be ringing….I’m already starting to see those godawful Lexus December To Remember commercials.

More importantly, Small Business Saturday is coming up right after Thanksgiving. So, in the spirit of creating some keen new art, and giving you something cool too look at for 2018, I’ve created The 2018 Jersey Noir Calendar.

These are 8×8, glossy-page calendars, printed by my friends at AdoramaPix, that would look great in your office, cube, man (or woman) cave or garage – right over the work bench, where you can see it while you work on your hot rod.

In all, 13 (including the cover) of my favorite Jersey Noir images:


The Sweet and Low-Down Info:

Cost: The calendars are $25.00 (US) each. Not much of a mark-up or anything, just covering the cost of getting them printed and then mailed out to you.

Ordering: Send me an email at, tell me how many calendars you want, include your mailing address. Put: 2018 Jersey Noir Calendar in the subject line.

Delivery: Give me a few days to get them to you. If you can get your order in soon, you’ll have them in plenty of time for Christmas, certainly before 2018 kicks off. If you need it faster, let me know and we’ll work it out. I have four on me now, so I can ship a few pretty quickly.

Payment: I’ll set up payment through PayPal – I’ll send you a Payment Request email and that should work. If you want to send me a check, or unmarked bills, we can make that happen as well.

I had five on me…but one was giving out at the recent Noir At The Bar. Crime fiction writer S.A. Solomon had a winning ticket and she selected my calendar.

Suzanne_JSP calendar_102917_DSCF2980

Anyway, I hope you like ’em! I think they are pretty cool, and just something a little different for 2018.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2017

Instagram | Twitter




Holiday Noir: Trouble’s Out of Sight


God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay….

What did you ask Santy Clause for Christmas?

A new lid for your dome?

A nice topcoat?

Some ice for those ears?

Not me.

All I want is some cabbage for the money clip in my pocket.

And a carton of Lucky’s.

I’m a simple mug. Don’t need much to make me happy.

But hey, it’s the Christmas season.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

You know what the song says…

Put your troubles away,

And have yourself a merry little Christmas…

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2016