JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 10.21.17

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Quick one today. On the hop to NEPA for the weekend.



Birthdays this week: Frank Hurley, Paul Strand, Alexander Gardner, Jeanne Mandello, C. Cameron Macauley, Jill Freedman, Robert Mark Altman, Tony Sweet, Iian Mcmillian

And…my son, Matthew Logan, who turns 6!

What I watched this week: The Meyerowitz Stories. Meh.

What I finished this week: In Sunlight or In Shadow – great collection.

Good read from CJ Chilvers: Amateurs vs Pros

Two masters: Danny Clinch photographs Springsteen for Vanity Fair

Mob, Politics, The Babe and the ’32 World Series

“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.”~ Paul Strand

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Friday Noir: Regrets?

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I don’t traffic in regrets.

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October 2009, Part 2


Gateway To India


Right around this date in October 2009, I landed at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, just outside of Mumbai, around 4 a.m. It was my first (and, so far, only) visit to India.

The photo team I was with had just arrived from Moscow by way of Turkey. I was as far from the little town in Northeast Pennsylvania as I ever thought I could be. India was soooo exotic to me. I had no idea what to expect.



We met our drivers and headed through the hazy early morning darkness to the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, the same one that had been attacked by terrorists the previous year. We figured it would be one of the safest in the city now. It was.

By the time we arrived at the airport, it was nearly 6 a.m. We checked in, dropped out bags in our rooms, and all met back in the lobby. The smell of marigolds filled the air as the lobby was filled with them for decoration. We arrived during Diwali, though I think we were at the every last day of it.


We walked across the street to the Gateway of India. It took a few minutes for my lens to assimilate to the humidity – it kept fogging up. I shot the image that opens this post around 6:30 a.m. incredibly tired, but incredibly excited for this adventure.


My India adventure had begun. The food I would eat, the people I would meet, the places I would see are some of my most memorable travel images.




Today is the first day of Diwali 2017. I always think about my trip to India around this time of year. I’m sure you can see why. Hope to one day get back.

Here are a few more posts about this trip…Thieves Bazaar….Go With Ganesh….Take Me To The River

The unfortunate part about my trip to Russia and India….the main, hi-res images are on a hard drive that has corrupted on me. I didn’t do a good job at backing them up. It will cost me a pretty penny to send that drive out to get it fixed. I’ve yet to bite that bullet but I so want to go through those images again. I’m happy I have these past blog posts, though, to help me remember.

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October 2009, Part 1

Red Square

Red Square At Night

Every year around this time, I start to think back to October 2009.

While I’ve taken many business trips, it was the one back then that I still remember the most.

I was working on the company annual report that year, and the first stop we had to make was to Moscow.

Red Square guard

In the span of a week, me and the photo team (art director Stephen Doyle, photographer Elizabeth and her photo assistant, Daniel) would set our tripods down in Moscow, Saratov and Kazan (with a day trip to Mikhaylovka.)

Volga River

The Volga River

We did four shoots in the span of that week. Saw some incredible sites.

Ate borscht.

Mother Russia

A woman in a town near Saratov.



Ramis, our drive (and security)

Russia was a place I never  thought I’d get to. Haven’t been back, but hope to someday.

But, an even more incredible experience was to come…

Flo red square

Flo, early morning, Red Square

If you want to see a few posts from my Russia trip back then…click hereand here.

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