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Jez Coulson … Drone Selfie :-)) XX
  Its brave new world of new stuff out there ……. its really time I gave it a go …… stopped hanging on to the relative grounded comfort zone of my beloved hand held SLR’s …… So yeah …. I bought a drone …… er …. well yeah …. as you do ……. So luckily […]
Sleeping cat in the arms of Buddha – Vientiane, Laos
Hey it’s’ the new year, stuff is happening, some of it kind of worrying, but lets try not to stress to much, especially about things we cannot fix. We should all take a lesson from this pussy cat getting a little zen sleep in the arms of the Buddha here in Vientiane Laos. In 2017 […]
Trump and Heat Safety : Ohio
A Dunkin Donuts, a brand new building, a white concrete path. The sun is burning hot as I step from the cool protected capsule of the car. President Obama assures me America is safer than it has ever been, his press conference coming out of my speakers as I drove and resonating in my head […]
I Am A European
I am a European – a very short film by Jez Coulson Music by Zaki Mamdoo Made in collaboration with many amazing citizens of the EU   This very little movie is aimed at assisting individual Brits to actively identify as and celebrate being a European. It is an uplifting artistic statement, a political and […]
Violence and The Anniversary of the Rising : Short Strand District : Belfast
This week I have been aware of a curious combination of different approaches to the realities of violence. The week opened with visceral horror at vile acts of ‘pointless terrorist violence’ in Brussels by the Jihadist’s of Islamic State. Radovan Karadzic the war time leader of the Bosnian Serbs was imprisoned for genocide on Friday and yet […]
Makayla : PHX Terminal 3 : Arizona
  The Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton is coming out of the loud speakers boldly claiming Phoenix Skyharbour International Airport is the friendliest airport in America …… sadly PO with the TSA at PHX did not get the memo she decided out of sheer malice that Matt and I should miss our flight …..  and […]
Marco Rubio Under Pressure : Republican Presidential Primary Race : Charleston SC
Me and Matt are again rolling in the dark in the Beast car ……. I am in the passenger seat downloading and editing all of the images from todays shoot in Nashville ……  Matt is driving as we burn from back from Tennessee towards Atlanta Georgia …..  Again we have CNN out of the radio blitzing us […]
Stop : Toogoodoo Creek : South Carolina
This is the first actual ‘on the road’ test of the new blog platform …. Me and Matt are in South Carolina ….. In a bar in Charleston …… Johnny Cash is giving us Fulsom Prison outta the duke box and Alex is bringing us ‘Kickin Chicken’ ….. can’t be too bad …… and the […]
Jeb Bush is Down and Out : Summerville : South Carolina
So Jeb Bush drops out of the race to be the Republican Presidential candidate ……… tonight his 4th place in the South Carolina primary vote has put the final nail in the coffin of his to campaign ………. he seemed like a bloke people liked without ever being a person that seemed to me to […]
Empire State Rainbow : New York City
I know this probably does not count as landscape …… Well, not in in some peoples definitions …… but hey ……. I shot it from up on the stormy roof of my building today in NYC …… And as it happens my Old Mate Neil Turner is challenging me to enter the:’ Landscape Challenge ‘ […]
Eyes on the Road Ahead : New York City Taxi Driver
It’s the 4th of January. .. the party is over…a new year is well and truly dawning . .. time to roll … I’m flying as ever… the white noise of jet engines over the Atlantic in the dark with the small bright screen on the back of the seat filling my brain as Im […]
Dont Bomb Syria Demo : Whitehall : London
The ‘Stop The War’ coalition organized protest against British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to act militarily in solidarity with France. Cameron was proposing airstrikes in Syria following François Hollande the French President’s request to Britain to help them in attacking the terror group responsible for the recent mass slaughter in Paris. The same terror […]
Hunting Deer : On the Wooded banks of The Chattahoochee River : Georgia
Well, I have been meaning to photograph hunting for a while. It’s an important phenomena in America. Really a lot of folks make hunting a central part of their leisure time. More than that being a hunter is a profound aspect of your identity if you head for the wilderness with your gun on a […]
Mirror and Sky : Rolling in Rhode Island
Well, I am wheels up Flying from JFK New York City to BOS Boston ……. I only flew into JFK from London last night and now I am rolling again having slept one night and had one meeting in Manhattan ……. I’m up in the air again now ….. But on the tarmac before take […]
Towering Figure of The Pope Arrives in New York City : 8th Av : Manhattan
David Beckham was up there in a state of undress selling his own brand of underwear at one point ……. and numerous women models in a similar condition of undress selling whatever they were selling ……. now a fully clothed Pope Francis selling whatever it is the Pope sells :-))))). The city seems pretty excited […]
Light Gathering at the End of a Tunnel of Years : Taxi Driver in the Midtown Tunnel : New York City
Gosh Im back !!! Back in NYC and back on the net :-))) ……. I had almost a month of hanging in Europe and for some reason hardly even looking at Facebook and the blog and almost ignoring Twitter Instagram etc …… You know its kind of relaxing …… u should try it occasionally…… Just […]
Over the Sea to Sky : Ocracoke Ferry : Outer Banks North Carolina
Sorry for the radio silence ……. I have been kinda off the grid for a while ……. way out on the Outer Banks in North Carolina ……… I took a trip down there in the new …… well new is not really right for describing a twenty year old Beast truck ….. so ….. Anyway […]
Salt Water; Sweat Tears and the Sea : The Port of Calais : France
All these terrible scenes from the french port of Calais in the last couple of weeks ……. This morning I heard on the BBC that a child fell from a truck and broke both his legs ……. he was with his father and other economic migrants and asylum seekers desperately attempting to make it across […]
To Kill a Red Velvet Cake : The Sweet Tooth Bakery : Monroville : Alabama
To mark the release of Harper Lee’s new book…… out today….. a reportage from her home town. To Kill a Red Velvet Cake – ‘The Sweet Tooth Bakery and Restaurant’ in Harper Lee’s Hometown Monroeville Alabama By Jez Coulson I am here because this is the home of Harper Lee, the legendary writer of “To […]
Canyon of Heroines : USA Womens Soccer Team Parade : NYC
I shot a nice picture of Carli Lloyd doing a selfie of herself clutching the trophy during the ticker tape parade. She looked happy…. and well she might … having scored an amazing batch of goals in the FIFA Worldcup Final, securing the woldcup for the USA womens team. New York City put on a […]
Dope Days in Denver : Legal Marijuana Story : Colorado
Sorry I have been a bit rubbish at posting on Jezblog recently ………. funny things have been going on with this blog …….. little bit of hassle with spammers and what have you …. Maybe its the same thing that did in ‘The New York Stock Exchange’ and ‘United Airlines’ and even the mighty ‘Wall […]
Confederate Battle Flag and the Klansman : Kennesaw : Georgia
So moving to hear the President speak about the horrible killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church a church in South Carolina. He spoke in a way that is completely fitting in a traditional African American Church, only this President of all the previous American Presidents could have given this address. It was a state […]
Truck Stop at the End of the Rainbow : Shorter : Alabama
Who would of thought it……… a closed down Casino and a truck stop …….. is what you find at the end of the rainbow……… oh well …….. :-)))) ………. I\’m rolling in Alabama on a stormy day :-)) XXX Cheers Jez XXXX www.jezblog.com [ 3 ] comments Well, what with the price of gold nowadays… […]
A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall : Denver : Colarado
Well, they certainly get drastic weather here in Denver ……. Throughout today and yesterday my phone has been buzzing away with extreme weather warnings coming out of some app or other ……. “Golf ball sized hail”….. “tornado has touched down” ……. blah blah …….. And the car radio has been making that slightly distressing electronic […]
Red Blue Yellow : Meat Packing Apple Store : New York City
Me and Matt have been working away up in Niagara Falls this weekend ……. more about that later ………. I shot this above while buying a couple of hard drives at the Meat Packing District Apple store back in NYC on Friday …….. I love the primary colors vibe of this ….. Anyway it was […]
Jez and Matt on the Red Carpet : The Hippodrome : New York City
Me and Matt have been working in NYC this week :-))) Last night we decided to call in on our mighty Insight-Visual colleague Greg Morris who was shooting the official photographs for this amazing, prestigious and worthy educational charity at their gala event. Matt and I had come straight from another ever so slightly less […]
Sky Rook : Graveyard : Warwickshire UK
I went to visit my brothers grave up in ‘The Midlands’ before I flew back to the US. In the graveyard I made this picture of a rook or maybe its a crow. These guys make a very distinctive sound in the otherwise silent graveyard. The collective noun for a group of crows is : […]
David Cameron Grim Joke Face : Train to London
I was keeping this photo to run on the big day. But it actually seemed kind of wrong when it came to it. But hey you gotta enjoy this one anyway :-))) It was in the Sunday Times Magazine then was used by ‘Have I got News for You’ TV show in their joke caption […]
The Hurriers : From Acorns Mighty Oaks : Easter House Glasgow
This is the cover of a new album out to day …… by ‘The Hurriers’ Barnsley’s finest …… as they put it a proper socialist band like every town needs …….. :-))) My agent Matt has fine socialist principles when it comes to bands …….. Especially a mighty band like ‘The Hurriers’ …….. so we […]
Boy in Smoke at time of Rwandan Genocide : Goma Rwandan Border : Rwanda
I wrote the angry response below when I heard the religious speaker Anne Atkins on ‘Thought for the Day’ condemn the life and work of the South African photojournalist Kevin Carter. Mine is an angry and impolite not well executed rant. I was not going to post it or send it to her. But then […]
David Spiller : Portrait of the Artist : Elephant and Castle : London
While we are on the theme of pictures of pictures ……. here is another picture of some of my published work …. It shows portraits of my friend the artist David Spiller ……. used in a book of his work called ” A portrait of the Artist ” ….. I love to hang out at […]
David Cameron by Jez Coulson on The Sunday Times Magazine Front Cover with Eggs
Its always great when your friend brings a gift of Champagne…… and chocolate eggs……. oh and the first copy I have seen ……. of my front cover picture featuring extreme close-up of the Prime Minister on The Sunday Times Magazine ………. hehehehehe :-))))))) XXXXX Cheers Jez XXXXX PS…. Thats todays magazine cover …. pop out […]
Act of Penitence : Barangay Lourdes Angeles City : The Philippines
Some people in the Philippines like to take Easter celebrations very literally. I was chatting with a phone banking person the other day when I found out she was helping me with my account from the Philippines …….. Yeah I was laughing with her that the Philippines was a little too hardcore for me when […]
Fade to Black : Uber Cars Outnumber Yellow Cabs : NYC
I read this today on the AP news wire : – “NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s storied yellow cabs are outnumbered by limos and black cars. Uber cars, often black sedans that are summoned with smartphone apps, now outnumber the yellow taxis that city riders have hailed in the street for generations. It […]
Druids Welcome a Solar Eclipse : Cornwall : UK
This was shot at the last solar eclipse that I saw……. I think it was back in 1999 ……. Anyway these sun worshiping Druids were certainly partying like it was 1999 ……. hehehe…… Anyway I will be donning my white druid robes and getting down to Regents Park for a little sun worship at tomorrow […]
Fly Delta Jets : Fog at HJ Airport : Atlanta
Yeah I can hear those giant jets coming in……. but I cannot see them……….. best not to think about it ……… Wheels up in the big ATL :-))) XXXXXXX Cheers Jez XXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 13 ] comments Wheels up HJ airport the big ATL jezblog Delta 30 @ March 3, 2015, 10:07 pm I’m on […]
Yellow Cab Snow Drift : Niagara Falls City : USA
I crossed over the Rainbow Bridge from Canada into the USA at Niagara Falls …… it was 3AM dark so I could not see the falls…… but something surprising and yellow caught my eye obviously being buried in the mini blizzard as I arrived back on US soil …….. a New York City taxi ……… […]
Sara Sneaky Cigi : Covent Garden : London
So it has been a bit of a mad dash even by my standards …….. finished a shoot in Atlanta on Friday….. dealt with all the pictures and flew out of there Sat night ……. Arrived at London Heathrow lunchtime on Sunday ……. Did the big shoot in London all day on Monday ….. flew […]
Matt Fly By : Atlanta : Georgia
Matt takes part in the traditional celebratory fly-by …… us having just finished the CEO portrait :-)) hehehehehe………. Cheers Jez XXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 19 ] comments I see the behavior on your shoots has become a little more grown up and refined 🙂 KathyR @ February 21, 2015, 12:06 pm mostly photography as a way […]
JezC Cold Weather Selfie hehehe : NYC : USA
This is me heading out at 4 AM to make taxi pics in the snow and bitter cold of NYC ……. I am wearing my totally over the top G Star ballistic nylon coat …… see the hood its not on but it never goes down …… it cannot flap down my back its too […]
Early Empire State of Mind : New York City : USA
I was up very early in NYC this morning ……. it was snowing …… Im up late in Atlanta now …… gotta kip …….. [ 9 ] comments U and all the men of our former regiment….are a fine bunch of men! Judge Strauss Kahn xx @ February 18, 2015, 4:50 am As the judge […]
7th Avenue Looking North at Penn : Manhattan : New York City
It looks wonderful and bright with perfect sunlight here in Manhattan …….. which in a way is right ….. but the overwhelming sensation about today …… is that it was completely and utterly freezing ….. I was wearing two massive coats, two hats, two pairs of gloves mega boots bla bla …… but my hands […]
Wheels up San Diego : California
So this was basically our trip to San Diego encapsulated in the picture above. We flew in did 4 miles in the rental car. Did a quick shoot then flew out. Now we are grabbing breakfast in HJ airport Atlanta … We are only changing flights here then flying on to NYC …… They are […]
Gaungzhao Dawn : View from The New Century Tau Palace Hotel : China
The white noise of long haul jet engines …… muddles day and night ……. merges today and tomorrow …… muddles the future and past ……. blurs destination and departure …. I picked up an old note book by accident as I left for the airport this morning ……. I see only now on the plane […]
Last of the Light : Daytona : Florida
Its 4AM I just woke up in my hotel room and started marking up the days shoot …….. we were working on a corporate shoot here in Daytona ………. This was amongst the last frames of the day shot this as the sun finally faded …….… I just peeked out of the window distracted from […]
Banksy Mona Lisa with RPG : Docklands : London
Wow the murder of the French cartoonists ……….. how depressing is that ……….. obviously as a journalist I am a supporter of ‘free speech’ ………. I hate to see journalists dragged away and locked up but most of all I hate to see journalists murdered to shut them up …… especially when their murder is […]
Awesome Elephants : Pilanesburg : South Africa
Euston Station London ……… I am sitting on board a Virgin Train about to pull away from the platform ……. I can remember being here as a youth ….. turning up for demonstrations in Hyde Park …….. coming up to London as a student ……. This station has changed but it hasn’t changed that much […]
Happy Holidays : SantaCon Pub Crawl : Manhattan NYC
Well its that time of year again ……… I hope all you guyz are gathered with your families for the holiday celebrations …….. Its Christmas Day at just gone midnight here in Johannesburg South Africa ……… Im here with my sister and her family for the holidays ……… so I ought to pop into bed […]
Revolution is coming in from the Cold : Havana : Cuba
News Flash : Amazingly the US is normalizing relations with Cuba and visa versa ……. Amazing stuff !!! …. Their relations have been frozen in the cold war stance of enemies for fifty years ….. So a thawing is finally coming ….. about time too ….. an end of isolation for Cuba from mainland USA […]
Sleeping Girl Reflection on a Train : Amtrack : NYC to DC
More from the ‘on the road’ ….. travel section 🙂 I was listening to that track Hero from yesterdays post …… on YouTube other selections come up after the track has finished …… So I clickthis track …… just as I am plugging in an old drive just to warm it up…… It contains pictures […]
Truck Rolling on an Unmade Road : South Dakota : USA
I met up with an old mate of mine Marco here in Detroit ….. he is an emergency response expert …. medical and technical in terms of buildings things like action to repair hurricane damage …… in fact I met him while we were both working in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrrina…… we talked […]
Gully G Que : The Artist Village : Detroit
Well I am still here hanging out in Detroit ….. but its not all work …. there has been some time for taking in a little culture …… and I have found a great place to be on Saturday nights is “The Artist Village” out at Lahser and Grand River Ave Detroit…… last night I […]
Demolition in Detroit : Cheveux Street : Detroit
Detroit …… you need to have been here ……… to have any kind of understanding of this place …….. This city really is the poster child of the terrible issues of urban blight and economic collapse …… a blight that devastates neighborhoods ……… traditional neighborhood homes here are literally collapsing with the destruction of the […]
Mad Frankie Fraser is Dead : East End : London
Mad Frankie Fraser’ has died ……. an enforcer for the legendary underworld gang’s of 1960’s East London …….. he was associated with both The Richardson’s and also the even more iconic crime gang bosses ‘The Kray Twins’ ……… ‘Mad Frankie’ was also sometimes called ‘The Dentist’ because he was in the habit of pulling out […]
Candle in Memory of Mike Brown : Ferguson : Missouri
So tragic that Mike Brown an unarmed young man was shot dead in the street by a policeman. It seems counter to justice not to bring all the evidence concerning that shooting into the public sphere by having an open public trial of the officer responsible. Cheers Jez XXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 4 ] comments Too […]
Immigrants Rally to the Flag : Washington DC
I am sitting in the airport at LaGuardia in New York about to fly ………. had a hassle free ride to the airport with a really nice woman taxi driver called Anna …… rare indeed to find a woman New York taxi driver ……. she was great ……… she was not a yellow cab driver […]
Speeding Taxi Blur : Meat Packing District : New York City
I see its Martin Scorsese’s 72 birthday and Brian Finmore of Movie Post has Taxi Driver as his 3rd best movie………. so……. thats reason enough…. right? …… To run a classic speeding taxi shot :-)))))))) hehehehe…… well it is on this blog hehehehehe……… Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 15 ] comments Aaaah the blurry taxi..fantastic..but […]
Stazi Coal Miners After the Fall of the Wall : Berlin 1989
I was woken at 6 AM by my alarm… Not enough sleep as usual .. The radio was playing … well not exactly the radio.. But sounds like radio…. the digital live streamed audio service of the BBC World Service … ‘bombing of a school in Nigeria’.. was the first thing I heard…. ‘suicide bombing […]
The Face of Tall Eric : Heidelberg University : Tiffin OH
Well, it is the festival of ‘Día de Muertos’ …… ‘The Day of the Dead’ …… “a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died .But manifests itself by apparently […]
Berg Pride : Heidelberg University : Tiffin Ohio
I have been hanging out at Heidlberg University today meeting way cool people and experiencing a bit of Berg Pride …… see above :-)))) Its a great place ….. fab mix of stuff happening here …… at one point I’m in a business class …. where everyone is “dressed for success’ ……. really looking the […]
Stop Alaska : Seward Highway : Alaska USA
Well I guess I have to stop here ………… Greetings from Anchorage Alaska ……… Thats it …… I have visited and photographed all of the 50 US States ……… Alaska being the final one !!!! So having done it ……. I think the celebrations call for a book and a film and a Musical Broadway […]
Desperate Enough to Swim : Calais : France
To get to ‘The Promised Land’ of Britain ….. some migrants are desperate enough to attempt to swim in the dangerous waters of the Calais Port ….. Many cling to the under side of trucks…… I just worked on a story with Alex Hannaford in France ……. Alex had been inspired to write by the […]
Portage Glacier Highway : Placer Creek : Alaska
I arrived in Anchorage Alaska last night …….. and my luggage had been stolen ……. depressing ……. it was scanned showing it on the conveyor and delivered to pick up 5 ……. someone had taken it from the belt but it was not me …… and it was not the Delta chap who was horrified […]
Laughing Buddha of Surburbia : Saigon Vietnam
For here Am I sitting in a tin can Far above the world Planet Earth is blue And there’s nothing I can do Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles I’m feeling very still And I think my spaceship knows which way to go Tell my wife I love her very much she knows” Ground […]
Rainbow Rising from Mississippi Forests : USA
Sorry if you have been checking in for an update ……… I guess even I just need to sleep sometimes …….. hehehe……. So what with one thing and another and zapping about as ever …… there has been nothing posted to my blog for well over a week …… Sorry…. What can I say …. […]
In the Presence of Dreams and Distress : Gaza City
I was having lunch with Rosalind Nashashib an artist sometimes associated with Insight ……… she started to speak about her experiences having recently returned from Gaza ……… She said things I expected of the difficulty of life there ……. of poverty …… and of social and cultural complications …… and she said things I did […]
Martin Luther King Statue : Morehouse College : Atlanta
I was at Morehouse College in Atlanta this week, a place synonymous with transformative educational experiences for African American men. It really is a mightily impressive place but also friendly and welcoming. I heard the President of the college speaking about his experience of Morehouse as a student, he was in class with the film […]
Car 51 with Jez Coulson : Harlem : NYC
A vision of sheer beauty ………. with Jez Coulson leaning on it :-)))))))))))))))) Here it is my selfie with Car 51 a classic ‘Beast Car’ …… ‘Yellow Cab’ ……. a ‘Queen Vic’ ………. DaDaDa……Daaaaa!!!!!! Fanfare …… Que crowd noise….. : “The first NYC taxi I ever drove !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” ….. Que crazed crowd noise :-)))))))))))) hehehehe……… […]
Kizzie and Geniah : Ferguson Burger Bar : MO
I am a ‘Blossom de Jour’ kinda guy … Er well …Thats probably too strong a statement …… i would like to be a ‘Blossom’ kind of a guy hehehehe … :-)) … Hey I love their Midtown melt … And I have just strayed to the weird sounding ‘un-chicken griller’…. ‘Blossom’ ….. Is my […]
No Justice No Peace : Ferguson : Missouri
Ferguson Missouri …….. Just flying out now…… well out of St Louis international …… I’m in the air now …….. Surprisingly all the terrible drama of the shooting ………all the resulting protest and anger is all taking place just a few minutes drive from the international airport …….. So I rolled round there one last […]
Burning Anger at the Police Shooting Of Michael Brown : Ferguson : Missouri
I spent most of the night out on the streets of Ferguson Missouri ……… The local community is protesting against the killing of Mike Brown a young African American man by the police of this city …………… the good news is although there were some incidents it was nothing like the level of conflict and […]
Empire State Taxi : Queens : NYC
I’m back in the big city …. land of the yellow cab ……. But I did something I have never done before …… I took a green cab from the airport ……. Yeah a ‘green cab’ ……… one of these relatively new outer boroughs green cabs ……….. I saw him at Jamaica station having given […]
Bars and Stripes : US Border Story Sunday Times Magazine
Here is the opening spread of a feature story I have in todays Sunday Times Magazine about migrants illegally crossing from Mexico into the USA. I was recently down on the border with the writer Alex Hannaford. It was very moving for us to be with the so called ‘migrants’, to talk with the people […]
David Spiller Perfect Day : Elephant and Castle
I was at the artist David Spiller’s studio today ……….. his work is so wonderful ……… just so emotive and visually stunning ………. And he is such a fine bloke too ……… he and his partner Moira are great friends to have ……. They are fab people to hang out with ………. Ringo likes to […]
Bermuda Triangle : Delta Flight 9
– – I am flying. As if I could Continue to fly As if I might land in Munich or Rio As if I might land in the London of my past Or the Birmingham of my childhood As if I might see him again As if he might say I forgive you As if […]
Marfa Fuel Tanks : Waiting for Rain in The High Desert : Texas
I am in Marfa …… up in the High Desert of Western Texas …….. it is a weird place that mixes the feeling of decay with a very strong art of minimalism ………. I know these things sound kind of opposite ends of any spectrum ……… and yet they kind of blend here ………. the […]
The Gas Station and the Sky : Highway 59 : Texas
I’m in Texas ……… I landed in El Passo earlier on………… This is a slightly crazed trip as ever…….. oh well here is another picture made on one of those crazed drives accross Texas previously …….. its always a long way when u r driving in Texas ………… with amazing big sky ……… :-))))))) Cheers […]
Lonesome Truck Stop : Minnesota
I was looking through pictures of last years 27 state road trip………. Editing and sorting it all out at Matt’s instruction down here in Atlanta ……. :-))))))))) ……… Anyway I was thinking about being on the road ……….. It’s been 3 months since I stayed in my own apartment ? …….. Can that be right […]
Nelson Mandelas Birthday : Ladysmith : South Africa
Today, is the day South Africans honor Madiba on the date of his birthday ………… I was humming this one of my fave Mandela songs ……. Mandela Day made by The Simple Minds …………. then I was looking at coverage of the Israeli war against Hamas ……. The beginning of the ground incursion into Gaza […]
Wolf Girl at GooCon : Clayton State Univ : Georgia
Today I dropped in on some friends of ours High Point Graphics helping to make ‘GooCon’ a fantastic success as ever ………… GooCon is the famed special effects conference for film & TV industry folks in ‘props make up and costume’ ……… its an annual gig put together by the crew at ‘The Engineer Guy’ […]
The Quality of Absence : Roadside Motel : Connecticut
The quality of absence. I rarely dream of my brother as he was. But i often feel his absence. No, I always feel his absence. Israel rains attacks on Gaza. Well Hamas rains rockets on Israel too………… It is the climax to the marching season in Northern Ireland. I am in Atlanta. I sat up […]
Dawn Flag : Waimanalo District : Oahu Hawaii
I was up before dawn when I shot this ……… I almost am again now but having not gone to bed ……….. I know nutz ……….. people will start doubting that I am only 17 if I keep this up :-))))))))))) ……… I should have put this one up on the 4th of July but […]
Storm Light : Waimanalo District Park : Oahu Hawaii
I have been dashing about until today ………. so I finally had a bit of time to go through some of the bits and pieces I shot recently …… notably in Hawaii ………..( the images not related to the commissioned shoot) ……… Matt hadn’t even seen any of it either……… so I was editing it […]
Flying Birthday Boy Bazza J : Malibu Beach : California
Im at LAX about to fly out myself on Delta ………. But I shot this of my self propelled high flying friend Bazza J yesterday down on Malibu Beach………. Bazza J :-)))))))) ……… its his birthday….. today he is having a big party sadly Im missing it ……… but yesterday he was teaching me all […]
The Sardines of Cannery Row : Monterey : California
Here are the last of the Cannery Row sardines …………. What seems like tens of thousands of them swim together in endless circles in a simply amazing display in the Monterey Aquarium ……… Its such an amazing display it stayed in my mind from the last time I was here over 10 years back it […]
The Ghost of Tom Joad : Bosnian War Refugees at Heathrow : London
I am flying …….. long haul ……… in that kind of dream world of memory and loss ……….. the constant low level white noise rumble of the aircraft ………… the vagueness of direction and of time ……. the artificially forced purpose and specific mission …… combined with complete vagueness of present merged into a remembered […]
Sunset Jumpers : Waimea Bay Oahu : Hawaii
I watched locals and the odd crazed tourist jumping into very shallow water from a great height in two different spots today …………. Madness ……… when anyone asked me what they should do in their jump for a better photo ………. I would say: ‘ don’t do it !’ ………. I would literally say ” […]
Even in Paradise : Kaiona Beach : Hawaii
Even in paradise …….. there are issues? hehehehe……. :-))))))))))))) XXXXXX Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 6 ] comments I think you should risk it 🙂 Honolulu Hank @ June 19, 2014, 8:21 pm Yeah the sign ever so slightly changes the context but it sure looks tempting …. Hehehehe…. Jezblog Honolulu :-))) XX @ June […]
Jez Coulson Flying in Style : Meridian : Mississippi
Well I have to be honest I virtually never get a jet plane for my own private use but hey it would be so much easier if I could travel like this a tiny bit more often ……….. hehehehe………… :-))))))))))))) I have taken a fair few private planes and helicopters in the last few days […]
We Love Death : Shahid Training : Gaza
A newspaper I work with in the UK rang up suddenly today ……… requiring pictures I had made of Hamas fighters in Gaza years back …… the writer I was with at the time….. had remembered a special quality in the pictures I had made back then. They did not want the pictures already scanned […]
Sardar : Security Team Leader : Kurdistan : Iraq
A couple of years ago I was up in the North of Iraq in the land of the Kurds ………. that is always the most relaxed and welcoming bit of Iraq especially for Brits or Americans ……… partly because many Kurdish people remember with gratitude the Western imposed no fly zone that protected them for […]
The Destruction of Vulcan : I82 Alabama : USA
This is like being in a Sci-Fi movie… Last night I flew through incredible storms .. Slept through incredible storms .. Woke up to incredible storms… Flew under them in a jet… Then landed.. Then flew round them same small jet. Then took another small plane under incredible storms… Now I have been driving for […]
Rebels Storm Home : 2nd Game : Lafayette : Louisiana
Ole Miss Rebels 5 The Ragin Cajuns 2 ……………. 2nd Game ……….. final game to decide it all tomorrow ……… but the Rebels are on a roll now …………… :Tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the eighth in front of an over-capacity 4,294 at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field, Auston Bousfield changed the whole game […]
Ole Miss Rebels ready to face The Ragin Cajuns : Lafayette : Louisiana
You gotta love the archetypal amazing spectacle of all American sports, and baseball is no exception. You think you know these games from all the movies you have ever watched, and yet actually if you are a Brit like me, I am still finding half the rules of American football and baseball remain pretty murky, […]
Shot in the Dark : Jez Coulson Selfie : Tucson Arizona
Im holed up in a little motel in Mississippi right now :-)) ……… While driving earlier today through Alabama ….. I was listening to ‘NPR Now’ on satellite radio ……… they had a program about Tucson Arizona in their ‘State of the Reunion’ slot ………. Tucson ……. Yeah, it really is a surprising place ……… […]
Weeping Soldier : Bosnia Civil War
I see today the Military has announced it is spending millions of dollars through DARPA to develop a brain chip to help address and even cure? PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)……… Clearly it would be great if PTSD the mood swings, depression and anxiety that accompanies it could be a thing of the past. […]
Desert Rats : Sonoran Desert Arizona : USA
I seem to have given up shooting the photographs displayed here on Jezblog……. from now on only pictures by my friends :-))) hehehehe …….. here is a selfie shot by Alex Hannaford on his iPhone ……… featuring me and him as the intrepid desert reporting team down here in Arizona ………. this track we were […]
Jez and Amanda Jump : 5th Av : New York City
I have shot pictures everyday for 6 weeks …….. I am not complaining ……. You know me I still completely love it always ……… I can’t help it I am totally obsessed …………. But my hands are kinda hurting from holding cameras too much ………. So its probably time for a day off :-)))))))) ……… […]
68 Fury : Keene : New Hampshire
I just spoke to Matt, he is at this moment timidly cruising through Virginia in The Beast Car. He is actively looking out for Rollers obviously ……. after all it is the police State of Virginia …….. he is ready to make a ‘Live free or die’ burst of mega speed for the state line […]
Flag on the Barn Door : Stamford : Vermont
Sometimes simple things ……. the most straight forward pictures ……. just appeal ………. :-))))))))))))) Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 9 ] comments Too true Buddy…Thats what attracted Bernie to me, I was filling in for the Village Idiot at the time….Stay Safe Bro xx PaulS @ May 12, 2014, 3:34 pm The simple things often […]
Ray at Mountain Pauls General Store : Putney : Vermont
Me and Matt are in Vermont today ………. that means I have been to and photographed in all the 48 States that make up the primary block of the USA ……… that is ………. I have been to all the US States other than Hawaii and Alaska :-)))). This photograph above is of Ray Borst […]
The Dream of the Sea of Bikes : District 1 Siagon : Vietnam
Saturday night throwing stuff in bags for a Sunday morning flight ……… I had Radio 4 on ……. Javis Cocker’s award winning Radio Show ‘Wireless Nights ……. was playing ………. it was a pretty surprising show ……. it was kind of the sound of a night flight to Cairo …….. :-))))))))) XXX A night flight […]