JPS Visual Week In Review ~ 09 | 19 | 15

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The last Saturday of Summer.

Spent three days in New York City this past week for work. Mostly cooped up in a hotel for a conference but still go out some.

Ran to, and thru, Central Park one morning. Walked around Times Square at night a couple of times.

That city, and its people, never cease to amaze me. Saw a guy rollerblading with a Western-style kerchief up over his face, a cowboy hat and four rats on him (one on his hat, two on one shoulder, one of the other.)

The history of that city is what always gets me. You look around, see old buildings, or old advertisements, now faded, on old buildings and you wonder what they looked like fresh.

Works of art.

Hope you all made some art this week.


This Week’s Links:

* Listened to this this week: Shawn Colvin doing Springsteen’s Tougher Than The Rest

* What I Read This Week.

* Photographer baseball cards.

* Connections At Work Matter.

* Mark Peterson: Up Close and Personal

* “Every translation is a case of negotiation.” — Umberto Eco

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

New Tear Sheet: The Guardian

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Last Wednesday was pretty fun. I as toiling away at my 9-to-5 when I got an email from the photo editor at The Guardian. She was given my name by the writer of this piece, Greeting from a new-look Asbury Park, Hannah Summers.

I know Hannah. Well, I know her in the the Internet sense. Hannah writes a blog, dedicated to her two favorite things, called Burgers and Bruce. (Favorite Things: Hamburgers and Bruce Springsteen). She also Tweets and IG’s at @burgersandbruce, which is how I met her.

“Springsteen As Networking.” Sounds like it should be a Ted Talk.

Anyway, Hannah is a travel writer as well, and came to Asbury Park recently. She knows I shoot down there a lot, and gave the Guardian’s photo editor my name to see if I had any photos they could use.

“What are you looking for?” I emailed.

“Do you have anything of the beach/boardwalk/convention centre? And we need them quick – on deadline.”

So, on my lunch break that day, I forwent the gym and pulled together some images I had on hard drives and Flickr. Fourteen in all. Within an hour, I had sent her a Zip file via WeTransfer.

This was one of the shots, that I shot just a few weeks earlier.

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And this is the one they ran big in the paper. I didn’t realize it was for the weekend edition, so on Friday, I kept refreshing the Guardian website to see it it ran. Didn’t see anything, and they never told me anyway if what, if anything I sent, they were using.

Then, early Sunday, I DM’ed Hannah and she told me it was out. I went to the website and was pleased to see my photo in there along with Corbis and Ryan Struck (also a NJ guy now working out of NY)

Then, one of my Facebook Friends (and part of the TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND Springsteen anthology), Chris Leek, posted the above shot of the paper. He’s sending me a physical copy now.

Ironically, the way I originally processed this photo, it wouldn’t have ran. I like it more like this, which is how I saw it in my head when I shot it:

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It was the pink bathing suit that caught my eye.

Strangely, I got photo credit in the on-line version, but not in the print version.

Anyway, that’s the story of how I got my first photo into an international publication, thanks to a shared love of Bruce Springsteen and the Internet.

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

And The Winner Is…

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OK, Finally! Finally getting around to announcing which writer won the print

It was close. Between here, my FB page and some private messages, got a lot of good reaction to this contest.

But the JerseyStyle Photography print goes too…..Ryan Sayles. People really dug is Brad And Meg And The Big Bad Fight piece of flash fiction.

And, because I’ve never seen Pringles mentioned in a story review, I’m also giving a print to reader Rick Belk. Rick, if you’re still out there, send me an email and we’ll get that squared away.

If you haven’t read the stories, click the link above and check ’em out. These guys are good.

This was fun! We’ll do it again soon.

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015

JSP Visual Week In Review 09 | 12 | 15

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The shortest weeks sometimes feel like the longest.

Last Monday, I was off from work in honor of Labor Day. We spent a couple of hours at the beach in Spring Lake, then rolled over to my in-laws for a pool-closing BBQ. Kids came home spent. To me, metaphorically, summer ended.

Tuesday, it was back at it. The work project I’ve been on for almost two years is rushing to both a conclusion and a start. Weird, right? So much to still do till we get that point.

This week, I’ll be in New York for a few days.

Camera in hand, of course.

* This just in: The Guardian, in the UK, is running one of my Asbury Park photos along with a story about the town.

* What I Watched this week: Boat Lift, in remembrance of 9/11.

* What I listened too this week: Glen Hansard.

* The photographer Brassai celebrated a birthday last week. His night images look like something out of film noir.

* For setting goals, September is the new January.

* I always liked the book better, but In Cold Blood, the film, is being reissued.

* Tom Hardy, times 2. This looks sharp.

* Underway. Finally.

* “The great photographs are motivated by human feeling.” ~ David Burnett (who also celebrated a birthday this week.)

(c) Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015


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