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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 […]
Divis Flats : The Lower Falls : Belfast
Tonight, Gerry Adams has been arrested, he is the leader of Sinn Fein the main Irish Republican political party in Northern Ireland (the bit of the island of Ireland that is in the UK). Sinn Fein was traditionally always the political wing of the IRA (Provisional Irish Republican Army) , Gerry Adams was often accused […]
Angels : City of Angeles ; Philippines
Today, The Pope has declared two other now dead Popes to be Saints ………. a million people turned up to watch in Rome …….. luckily they had to hand a vile of blood and some slithers of skin???????? from the dead Popes lying about …….. as you do ……. so little bits of them were […]
River of Motorbikes : Saigon : Vietnam
Jacko was reminding me to put up some pictures from the madness of Saigon traffic ……. he wants to see some of the images I made that show the mega reliance on scooters and motorbikes and the culture that creates :-)))). It is after all the first thing that strikes you when you arrive in […]
For Global Selfie Day Jez Coulson : City of Angeles : Philippines
Right now as I write …….. Im flying between Manila in the Philippines and Guangzhou in China ……… Sometimes the sheer zapping about has a fantastic uplifting effect on me ……… sometimes it just completely does me in ……… weirdly today its a bit of both ……….. I feel happy to be zapping about in […]
Che Jesus Iconic Face : Mabalacat City : Philippines
I feel if you are going to drag a full size cross about as an act of penitence over Holy Week ……….. then it is kind of great for me and very fitting for you ………… if you have the classic Jesus/Che Guevara look ……… and man……… this guy has got it right down :-)))))))))))) […]
Holy Week Act of Penitence : Barangay Lourdes Angeles City : The Philippines
Well, Easter in The Philippines may not be to everyones taste ……….. There has been a fair bit of self mutilation in acts on penitence ……… some resulting in splatters of blood being liberally distributed over on lookers and nearby photographers ……….. Nearby photographers are getting through bucket loads of sanitizing gel because the whole […]
Taxi Driver : District One : Saigon
Here is tonight’s taxi driver ……. in this shot he looks as if he is straight out of central casting ………. but he was a a very helpful knowledgeable driver …….. perhaps a little suspicious of my photography but hey I can live with that :-)))))))) Another friend of Marc’s here in Saigon jumped in […]
Portraits of Photojournalists Killed in the Vietnam War : Saigon
I went with Marc to the “War Remnants Museum‘ today here in Saigon. The whole thing is very sad and moving. As soon as you arrive the mighty instruments of destruction stand rotting in the courtyard entrance, helicopters, jets, tanks, artillery, giant bombs ………. all the more grim as they are standing and deteriorating in […]
Our Lady of Saigon : Notre Dame Basilica : Vietnam
I love these neon lit deities…… we saw the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy …… Quan Am ……. sometimes called Guanyin …….. all light up with yellow neon………. then we saw The Virgin Mary lit up in blue neon ……… I guess they are kind of equivalent immortal figures feminine and purveyors of mercy and forgiveness […]
Rwandan Genocide 20 Year Anniversary : Goma Rwandan Border
Today is the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide ……… I made this picture on the border of Rwanda during that time of the slaughter ……….. The genocide and it’s resulting mass migrations is probably still one of the most terrible things I ever covered as a photojournalist ……….. Certainly not something […]
Beijing Opera : Beijing : China
Ok so thats probably enough of US and UK winter …….. :-/ :-)) time to head for the Far East in the hot season 🙂 ………. I shall be temporarily in China then in pretty rapid succession Vietnam and The Philippines …….. Just chucking stuff in bags … as ever… for wheels up later today […]
Pickup Truck and The Beartooth Mountains : Red Lodge : Montana
Lee is right …….. It feels like a long time ago when I posted the last image sorry about that …………. Lee thinks it might have been way way back ………… so long ago it was just as Arthur Scargill and the boys were mass picketing Silver Birch and his strike breaking coal crew up […]
Tony Benn 1925-2014 : Victory to the Miners : Trafalgar Sq : London
Tony Benn, the famed British politician of ‘the Left’ has died today at the age of 88. In many ways I admired him, especially as I was getting interested in politics as a youth. He appeared conviction driven and idealistic. He really was a fantastic old school orator and as the current Labour Leader Ed […]
Container Port at Felixstowe : Suffolk : UK
I am still in London ……. Bit of work ……. Bit of messing about with friends ……… I even watched some TV ……. I watched Evan Davis’ program on the economics of London vs The economics of the UK …. Called ‘Mind the Gap’ …….. it was interesting and London comes out looking kind of […]
Ink Evaluation Good or Bad : The Met : NYC
I am at HJ airport in Atlanta ………. When I was up in NYC I went to the Met to take in this show ……… Ink Art – The past and the present in contemporary China ……….. It was amazing ……… something completely awesome about the amazing calligraphy taking up whole rooms floor and ceiling […]
Snow Pedestrians and Taxis : 40th and 8th : New York City
I see its snowing yet again in New York City …….. I was wobbling on zapping back up there or not …….. luckily I remained in sunny Georgia hehehehehehe…….. :-)))))))))))))) XXXXXXXXXX Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXX www.jezblog.com [ 10 ] comments Cab # 7J72 hopefully didn’t run over the bloke, but I know many a driver who […]
Taxi in the Pouring Rain : LGA Airport : New York
I gather it has finally stopped raining in the UK …….. the BBC announced its possible to begin burying the dead again …….. the ground previously being too dangerous to dig graves in………… :-//// When I left New York on Wednesday it was totally pouring with rain ………. As you see above ………. I shot […]
Taxi Under Snow : 8th Av and 50th : New York City
Paul is right Jezblog appears to be about as active as this taxi :-))) ………. Mind you this a rare one (driver must have been like me in need of a mega breakfast :-)) )…….. This guy is not too representative …… most of those NYC taxis were battling through the winter storms ……. like […]
Snowmaggedon Taxi : 25th and 8th : New York City
Its ‘Snowmaggedon out there !!!!!!!!!!!!!’ Snow in 50 States ……. Only Florida has no snow ……….. All the others including Hawaii have snow ……….. How crazy is that ?????????????? ‘Global warming’ as we used to call it …….. Seems way colder than I was expecting …….. ???? I shot this at 6AM in New York […]
Tommy Robinson Attacked : Luton : UK
I see Tommy Robinson the founder of the EDL has been attacked and beaten up today in prison. He fears the authorities are doing nothing to protect him. Even deliberately leaving him vulnerable to attack by Muslim prisoners. I expect thats true. I did a story about the EDL for the Sunday Times Magazine and […]
Roy in Flight on White : Atlanta : USA
Corporate photography can sometimes do your brains in ……… it can be a bit of a stress ……….. hehehehe……… Roy here is obviously relieved its all over :-)))))))))) hehehehe ………. We did the group shot with all the leading executives of this mega worldwide corporation at their HQ …….. Roy works with the national and […]
Women in Red : Tate Modern : London
I was just browsing a very small history of the Russian Revolution …… well a very small a promo prior to publication of the real book by Orlando Figes published by Pelican …….. Even in the opening lines it was surprising to me…….. When did the Russian Revolution begin and end ? Did it begin […]
Dawn Security Hut in the Desert : North of Las Cruces : New Mexico
I’ve been getting a bit of stick from Paul and Lee about my casual level of posting in Jan 2014 ……. Its true ……. I got to get it together …….. :-))) I have been in the physical world making large prints ……. not fiddling in the digital world so much in the last week […]
Im being followed by a Moon Shadow : Early morning View the City from Primrose Hill : London
Photography makes you live in the now…….. Not fret about what degree you should have taken in the past ……. Or what’s about to happen to the interest rates at your bank next time they change in the future ………… no you need to think what does that light look like right now ? What […]
North Dakota Brooding Sky : Dickinson : USA
We have had fairly drastic weather in the UK while I have been over here, raging seas and floods ………. So I put ‘storm’ into the image search on my computer and it came up with this picture I made last year in North Dakota while rolling on ‘Walkabout’ ……. I was gonna put it […]
The Red Bag : Tate Modern : London
Last night …… I went to see Feurzabruta at the Roundhouse in London ……… it was amazing…….. an amazing spectacle……… theatre for people that don’t really like theatre……….. Really it felt like a mixture of clubbing, circus and street theatre …….. the sheer excitement of tribal drumming and club music, incredible lighting and special effects […]
The Futures so Bright You Gotta Wear Shades : Happy New Year : Ludlow
Happy New Year :-)) Here it is the dawn of a new year over the river Tene in Ludlow (well almost) :-)))))))))) XXXXX ………. its gonna be the best ever :-))))))))))))))) hehehehehe ………… I hope it really is for everyone reading this :-)))))))))))) Yeah………… Have a fantastic 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-))))))))))))))) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXX This […]
Reindeer Dog : Ludlow : UK
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and winter holidays !!!!!!!! Sorry I have dropped off the screens for a week ……… I am now in Ludlow in Shropshire in the UK ……… I have been staying in a big old cottage with my family over Christmas down a little track in the woods not far […]
Flag in the Desert : Mojave : California
I was rolling in the Mojave desert in California when I shot this above ……… weirdly it was incredibly cold my hands were killing me even though I was wearing gloves when I shot this picture …….. I was regretting not bringing my mega winter clothing …… I had left it all in New York […]
Green on Green : I-80 Farm Colfax : Iowa
I’m in the Mojave desert in California …… Sounds hot right? …… but surprisingly it’s freezing cold ……. And whats more I’ve had no internet for a while …….. Even now it seems to be coming and going ………. I gather the Sunday Times Mag (UK) ran a story I contributed to about Cargill on […]
Nelson Mandela Father of the Rainbow Nation : Lady Smith : South Africa
Madiba ………. is gone …….. His long walk to freedom is over …….. The hero of the struggle against apartheid has passed …….. He died the most loved and admired politician in the world …….. He sacrificed so much personally and achieved so much for his people …… He is deeply loved by them …….. […]
Happy Birthday MJ – Times Square NYC
Jez is somewhere in the air over the Western United States, but I’m sure he’ll drop in with some commentary later. In the meantime I had an urgent message to post the most important event of the year… the birthday of Wacko Jacko himself, the first man to ever sport an Insight Joey (in public) […]
Men and Machines : Subway System : NYC
I was sad to see there was a fatal rail crash just next to the Harlem River coming in to New York. At different times both Matt and I have lived out in Westchester so we have both taken that line into the City down the river often. Its really sad that four people died […]
Happy Holidays : Storm Cab : New York City
Happy Holiday s !! Happy T hank s giv ing !! Happy Hanuk k ah !!! ……….. Hopefully if y ou ar e dr iv ing home to be with y our family it’s not look ing quite as dr as tic a this thr ough y our winds c r een. I was r […]
The Map does not Describe the Territory : HANAC NYC Taxi Academy : Queens
A Map of The City I stand upon a hill and see A luminous country under me, Through which at two the drunk sailor must weave; The transient’s pause, the sailor’s leave. I notice, looking down the hill, Arms braced upon a window sill; And on the web of fire escapes Move the potential, the […]
150th Anniversary of The Gettysburg Address : Rolling Thunder : DC : USA
!50 years today since President Abraham Lincoln’s famous ‘Gettysburg Address’. It was made at the consecration of a new cemetery opened at the battlefield in honor of the Union Armies dead. In all 50,000 men were killed during the engagement, it was The American Civil War’s bloodiest battle……… “Four score and seven years ago our […]
Jez Coulson making a Photograph : After School Soccer : USA
Here is a picture of me shooting a kids soccer game in an after hours school program ……… picture shot by Matt :-)) Over the years I have made a pile of pictures of schools. At one stage we Insight London blokes used to shoot between us all the front covers for The Times Education Supplements in the UK […]
Taxi Mechanic Ray Fixing a Crown Victoria : Queens : NYC
Most people might prefer a different Saturday night out ……… but I have to say I really enjoyed my Saturday night out in Queens at a big Taxi Garage yesterday ……… I love the privilege of being able to see what people are working on behind the scenes ……… as you know doubt are aware […]
English Defence League Cross of Saint George Flags : London : UK
  I went to see the opening of my old mate Simon Robert’s exhibition tonight in Brooklyn his exhibit is called ‘Pierdom’ about the piers that protrude into the sea from the coast line of Britain……… it’s a great show and a great book :-)) I saw Aidan and one or two other Brits there too …….. the whole show and […]
EDL Story on the Sunday Times Magazine Cover Photo by Jez Coulson : Shot in Bradford : UK
  This guys head literally says it all. This Sunday Times cover has no headline just a ‘stand first’ …….. his head literally is its own headline ……… ‘EDL England’ …….. tattooed on to his scalp ……… apparently the barcode does not scan ……. well not in Tesco at least :-)) ………. he told me in all […]
English Defence League Pig : London : UK
  Well, I have been hanging out with the EDL in the UK for the Sunday Times Magazine. The English Defence League is regarded by most as the inheritor of the mantle of the NF, National Front and The BNP, British National Party. Basically they are high street fascists. They are an intimidating lot, no doubt very […]
Happy Halloween : The Village Halloween Parade : New York
  I will be back in New York City on Monday night (for a couple of weeks then off to Mexico City) ………. but sadly this means I am not gonna make this years Village Halloween Parade in NYC ……… So have fun if you are there tonight …………. or indeed if you are having […]
Death of an Innocent Man with a Camera : Jesus of St Chads : Birmingham
  I was so sad to hear about the killing of Bijan Ebrahimi by his neighbors……… his only crime making some photographs out of his window …….. this in the minds of his neighbors constituted pedophilia …………. in Britain many people assume photography is abuse……… these neighbors incredibly felt justified in calling this innocent man a […]
Goodbye and Thinking of You Normblog : NYC Taxi Zap : USA
  From the Guardian Obit by Eve Garrard : “Norman Geras – professor emeritus of government at Manchester University, philosopher, cricket fan, country music lover, Marxist, liberal socialist, democrat, political blogger behind the influential Normblog – has died of cancer aged 70. His interests were rich and varied, but his thought and writings form an integrated whole. […]
Jez Self Portrait at Frieze Art Fair 2013 : London : UK
  Jacko is right that cop was getting depressing it was time for him to go …….. sorry I am not in possesion of something zappy and colorful as u were requesting matey :-/ ……. but here is an art crowd selfie instead ……. hehehehe hardly a fair replacement I’ll grant you …… but hey […]
Police Enforce Press Ban at EDL March : Bradford : UK
  Its true some members of the EDL (English Defence League) don’t like having their photographs taken they are after all associated with a group often called racist and fascist, some of its supporters undeniably are people who have supported other far right groups responsible for racist attacks. The EDL is blamed by some for […]
Storm Coming Silver Lake : Ocracoke North Carolina
Small boy on the dock, behind him the sky is changing fast, a powerful storm is coming. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is famous for weathering them out. These shores are known as the ‘Grave Yard of the Atlantic’ on account of the thousands of ships that have been wrecked here, giving this place […]
Pedestrian Tunnel : Court House Metro Station : Virginia
Joe over at Joe’s NYC.com inspired me to shoot this image above today……… www.joesnyc.streetnine.com/archives/broadwaynassau ………. His picture got me commenting: “Blade Runner…..future as urban Hell: ‘Sector 7 Clear……..wait there is someone still down there-!!’ ” His image is a really mega example of that ‘blade runner’ type genre…….. It reminded me of a time in […]
A New Direction for America : Democrats Celebrate #4 : Washington DC
A New Direction for America: An unknown takes over-!! Ordinary foot soldier Democrats celebrate on the stage after their famous leaders have finished speaking and left the building……these guys took it in turns to have their photograph taken by each other at the podium on their historic night of electoral gains……….OK OK….. I hear you……. […]
Democrats Celebrate #3: CNN Dana Bash, Washington DC
The Democrats party was blasting away in the background, the band are blasting out Bruce Springsteen numbers, people are on the stage celebrating but CNN’s Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash is working away with her team. Here she is preparing to do a live ‘piece to camera’. We are peaking down the TV cameraman’s view-finder as […]
Celebration for Democrats #2 : Capitol Hill Washington DC
It was a funny evening yesterday that started out at a great election night party (primarily) for Republicans at Richard Miniter’s house with a huge George Allen sign outside……they are maverick Republicans round there …. so they had some interesting lefties at their party too…..lefties that get a lot of stick from their own crowd….and […]
Democrats Celebrate: Capitol Hill, Washington DC
  So its a big night of celebration for the Dems! They have taken the Congress and are still in with a fighting chance (as I post this at 2-30 AM) of capturing the Senate! I shot this at the big Democrat’s Party at the Hyatt on the Hill in Washington DC. Just after 1 […]
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton : Syracuse NY
Todays the big day for the mid term elections! Some commentators are predicting a Democratic Party tidal wave…..other commentators I know are not so convinced and think the results might be a bit more of a roller-coaster ride! Here is Hillary out on the stump, she should romp home in the race for her NY […]
BBQ with a view #3 : 23rd and 8th : NYC
[ 2 ] comments I like this picture. You can’t actually see anymore what is inside and what is the reflection. It’s all mixing together with great colors ! Regis @ November 8, 2006, 11:48 am Thanx…..yeah….. I completely love this effect…. it has layers of reflection….Im standing outside the restaurant…. the dark figure on […]
Is There Anybody There? : Penn Station NYC
[ 27 ] comments See here: redtube idionaroand @ January 8, 2009, 3:33 am J’adore cette image, le monde urbain (voire sous-urbain) dans toute sa grandeur … la composition est pile poil, plein de détails dans le fond, et le bougé du type au second plan. Je suis fan ben @ November 5, 2006, 2:10 […]
Riders and Flag : Passing Subway Car : C train 23rd St NYC
[ 3 ] comments So in reference to yesterdays banter, would it be correct to say that the MTA are jingoistic? Or is the woman pointing to the flag the jingoist in this image? Matt @ November 4, 2006, 7:32 am A recent poll conducted in Egypt shows that their most hated country is the […]
Troops Out Now : Poster 23rd St C Train Subway Platform NYC
Medic Tends Fallen Marine, With Skill, Prayer and Anger: The main front cover headline on New York Times this morning it’s below a moving image by photojournalist Joao Silva. A very arresting front cover lead photograph. In the image the medic marine’s bloodied hand is pictured as he holds up the sniper’s bullet that had […]
Shining City on the Hill ….sort of : Empire State Building NYC
This to prove I occasionally step outside of my place in NYC in daylight hours…. not to go far obviously…. this is from the roof of our building. I love the way the clouds are putting the rest of the city in dark shadow and leaving only the Empire State Building in all its glory! […]
Taxi as Shooting Star : 23rd St & 8th Av NYC
OK… OK…..its something Ive got to get under control…… but hey Im still doin less than 20 a day…… thats not really a proper addiction……right? [ 4 ] comments What an amazing effect. Love the movement and the colors! chiara @ October 29, 2006, 3:03 pm Thanx for checking out the blog Chiara and thanx […]
Red Cage: 23rd St NYC
More from 23rd St……. ‘Reminiscence’ only available here on 23rd St NYC or in Tokyo according to their glowing red shop front. cheers Jez XX [ 3 ] comments COOL SHOT! Kris [PiXistenZ] @ November 2, 2006, 7:13 am This one scared me the first time I saw it. I do like it though. geary […]
Sad Face in The Window : 23rd St NYC
Another of my little obsessions…….. 23rd St NYC ……. location as muse………this street … this district always presents amazing sights that I cannot just walk by…… like this shop window I saw last night….. I just have to make images of no matter how cold Im getting! Cheers Jez XX [ 3 ] comments Fantastic […]
Taxi to Taxi #2 : 23rd St NYC
Thanks for looking at the blog Dave G and thanks for your kind remarks….I certainly agree that by returning to specific subjects repeatedly you are able to build on what’s gone before. Its often a conversation with yourself in terms of taking it forward or not….. and its not always always better every time you […]
Crazy world of Advertising #3 : Hailing a Taxi: 3rd Av NYC
Dave M is back. After a brief sabbatical in which to participate in weird European rights of passage he’s back. He’s out to prove he’s still got what it takes to operate in the big city……. at least proving now he still knows how to hail a taxi on the wild streets of NYC outside […]
Taxi to Taxi : Ride Home : 23rd St NYC
Its time to come home. [ 1 ] comments Hi Jez, First off really nice shots, I had a good look round the site and the Insight Visual site, your US Army photos are very very striking. I can also see that you keep re-visiting the same subjects Yellow Cabs & The American Flag, the […]
Hype : Corona California
Hype Manufacturing in Corona just outside LA in California use incredible machines to cut through metal with amazing accuracy the cutting machines deploy either lasers or mega high pressure water. Its amazing stuff, even their name plate is cut out of two inch thick steel! [ 4 ] comments This is an amazing image. I […]
Where is he now ? Corona California.
I shot this today while working on an assignment here in California…..and tonight I wrote this reply to an email I received out of the blue ……. it is to a guy I have never met… but I feel a definite link with…… cos I know he was great friend of Bob…….I was also great […]
Caretaker Public School : Detroit Michigan
When I first got a real job in photography I worked with an agency called Report/IFL in London.There we specialized in photographing working people. The, by then, elderly man in charge of the agency was Simon Guttman, he has a recognized place in the history of photojournalism, for one thing he gave Robert Capa his […]
Vision of Learning Through Glass PM : Minneapolis Central Library
Here is a longer lens PM version of the Minneapolis Central Library through that same blue tinged glass of the balcony wall……..Being a Brit….. All I know about Minnesota comes to me from hearing Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Show (again this weekend I heard him broadcasting from the Minnesota State Fare) so the hip […]
Vision of Learning through Glass : Minneapolis Central Library
The Twin Cities are pretty hip……weirdly so…. when you think how cold it gets up there in winter…..its like the antithesis of LA……in the weather department at least……but still it’s is a pretty hip place……I paid Minnesota a lightning visit this week……. I shot this at the amazingly trendy new Central Library ….. through a […]
BBQ with a view #2 : 23rd and 8th : NYC
More from the three dimensional city……..OK its a bit of a crazy mess and yet I find myself drawn to this kind of out of control composition currently……like I say the three dimensional layering that makes controlled composition almost impossible because 15 things are intersecting at once…….I am watching all this looking for moments that […]
BBQ with a view 23rd and 8th : NYC
I love the three dimensional city…… the depth of layering in this type of image. Reflection and movement conversation and passing by……….the people of the city their lives as individuals with their friends and their joint life as a collective whole, of which they display so little awareness. [ 5 ] comments I love that […]
Hitman : Crazy World of Advertising #2 : NYC
Hitman is another of the G-men Ad team ………. he is so connected ……. what is he doing in advertising……that said he is a great bloke and you can always get a table…….. people wisely move away.
Waiting at 7th & 23rd : New York City
I’m hanging at FedEx waiting for Matt to finish sending some of my pictures to Germany. I observe the girl for some time……. she seems to be waiting……. but no one comes. [ 1 ] comments Wow, very energetic and cool shot! Love the urban atmosphere! Kris [PiXistenZ] @ September 19, 2006, 4:57 am
Blind Man on 23rd : New York City
23rd Street NYC is of infinite interest to me. I spend time just hanging… watching the world go by. This is another shot from a stool in the window of a cafe at 23rd and 8th drinking coffee and observing people from my hide…sort of reading the paper sort of manically shooting… I have returned […]
Cab at 7th and 23rd : New York City
More from my wait at FedEx………a return to my obsession with photographing NYC cabs. [ 4 ] comments Beauty! joe @ September 18, 2006, 9:57 am Your work is spellbinding; your courage a gift. I just found your site and am hooked already. april @ September 25, 2006, 3:28 pm cool photo on cabs good […]
Watch ’em Fly : New York State Fair : Syracuse NY
I have never been convinced people actually have fun on these rides that spin them and drop them and spin them around over and over……. then high in the air then close to the ground…….but maybe some do!
Mirror Mirror : New York State Fair : Syracuse NY
Its all bright colours and spectacle at the New York State Fair ……….. a fellow photographer working up there told me to expect “Americana on Steroids” it’s certainly a crazy slightly tacky scene. I really enjoyed it…….aswell as the big canvas I like little details like this. [ 3 ] comments I’ve just reread what […]
New York State Fair Cowboy : Syracuse NY
On my way to the fair ………. I was listening to a WNYC podcast program about image manipulation in news. It was a discussion program that was scheduled after all the fuss about the Reuters photographer who put “fake photographs on the Reuters news service” from the war in Lebanon. It was a very interesting […]
Teen Romance at the New York State Fair : Syracus NY
The New York State Fair is just like you might imagine it would be in the 1940’s. It seems timeless and unchanged with award winning pigs and huge shire horses, fair ground attractions, rides, prizes even awful freak shows and tents advertising the worlds biggest snake or the worlds smallest horse. All life is here […]
Empire State Alien Abduction : New York City
Im back in NYC looking out of my window again….. after a quick dash off to Syracuse to see Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband ‘Bill’….. as it appears he is introduced these days. Here NYC is suffering grim weather in the run up to the expected arrival of tropical storm ‘Ernesto’. Its giving […]
Empire State Dawn : New York
I am lucky to have this view……. Im away so much I hardly see it……. and virtually never at dawn unless Im on my way to the airport……….. and then Im too busy to look. Today is different thanks to the nutty whims of JE our craziest creative director………. he and we are still entertaining […]
MC madness LA : Hollywood California
Enough LA already……….OK………. this is the last shot from LA…………. from Barry’s sound stage shoot………This is a music TV program that’s put together in front of a live audience………Barry J is hanging with and shooting the acts back stage………. Im in the crowd listening to the MC winding it up and blasting it out………. getting […]
Balloons on Sunset Blvd : Hollywood LA
Here is another image from my drive to meet Barry on the film set……. I waited for the lights to change to get on to Sunset Boulevard from San Vicente……. these brightly colored balloons in the late afternoon sun caught my eye. I love shooting from cars and taxis…..Ive done it for years……I always include […]
Of course the waitress is a film star it’s Hollywood : LA California
Barry J………… he is living the archetypal photographers life …………he has photographed the top models and even dated numerous models, he has photographed hundreds of celebrities ……… and even been romantically linked to a couple of those too. He currently lives in one of the coolest lofts in Downtown LA and is just about to […]
I see the light 2 : Paris France
Here is more from historic France……… Paris this time……… Notre Dame even….. the mother of all historic cathedrals in France……again shot on the little Canon SD550…….the image shows massed prayer candles popular with the visiting catholic brethren and home grown congregation alike. I shot this a week back now ………………..Im in DC today but Im […]
I see the Light : Vernon Normandy France
Sorry I’ve disappeared off the screens for so long……… Im still hanging out in the Caribbean with no internet connections ….. which is sort of great……lets face it……. and sort of a bit of a hassle… Ive been desperately attempting to FTP or email some images up to now……….er….. its a long story. Anyway above […]
Man Down : Fort Irwin, NTC, California USA
Its a right stress for the guys after one is hit. They go through the full routine of applying the correct first aid given the specified injuries then organising evacuation of those ‘wounded’ all the while expecting to defend against another ‘Red Team’ attack. I’ll try and put up some stuff from more recent travels […]
Suicide Bombing : NTC Fort Irwin California USA
So its blow up time for my little deception………. Pete and Owen had me on the run and if you see the last load of comments that Pete won with a stunningly accurate guess of : The NTC (National Training Center) Fort Irwin, California …….. which was completely correct. So a print will be winging […]
Quiet Time in the Village of Constant War : Mystery Location
agggggghhh …….. you guys have got me. It was a trick question……. sorry……… It is in fact all shot in the USA! Pete and Owen are right its a training facility in the desert were the US Army prepares its soldiers for the asymmetric warfare they will face in Iraq. Its an incredible place the […]
Bicycling Insurgent? Mystery Location?
Mike, Owen, Matt, Darkness, Salar thanks for checking out the blog and commenting, thanks for your kind remarks. Owen is right its a bit of a trick question. Sorry about that….. Suffice to say its not Iraq or Afghanistan? ……er…….? I know so where else could it be? A print is still to be posted […]
Anonymous Alert Face of US Ground Forces
More from the mystery location (see the last couple of entries)………still looking for people to guess the location and win the print of their choice. [ 9 ] comments Not sure where this is, as the US forces are invading more regions than I can count, but it’s an excellent capture. All your images are […]
Band of Brothers : US troops in the Desert
They are all used to me by now. As the sun sets and their Bradley Fighting Vehicles circle assuming a defensive position before picking up this platoon, the guys just hang, it is nearly all over for today for this ‘Band of Brothers’, they are now the most relaxed they have been all day and […]
Helicopter at the Dawn Call to Prayer
The burning heat of the desert is already starting to feel unbearable the mosque is blaring out the traditional call to morning� prayer. I can hear the thud of the approaching rotors,� a� US military helicopter is flying low towards the settlement I make this picture just as the chopper passes� over the village and […]
Yellow Cab on a Rainy Night – 23rd St NYC
Its been boiling hot in New York both today and yesterday…..even at night….. I was driving yesterday at midnight and 1010 acu-weather was announcing it was 85 degrees in midtown…….. at midnight! Anyway finally tonight it started to pour with rain at about 10 PM this evening. So I stepped outside with a camera, I […]
Sacred Scrolls of Actuary’s : London
Nice suggestion by garyx earlier today looking at yesterdays entry – to include more of the text and contents of the books – weirdly I found it very hard to show both the physical book and the script so that it all works – and I ended up going back to images of the book […]
Sacred Book : London
These beautiful old books have a ‘Da Vinci Code’ vibe, they are amazing huge old things and are actually only sacred to historians and accountants of 100 years back as they are old record books of a London based company for the period 1900 to 1910. [ 4 ] comments I like this composition, but I […]
Italy Soccer Champions of the World : Washington DC
So Italy win the World Cup! Italian fans around the world go crazy. Here in Washington DC the crowd at the ‘Sette Osteria’ Italian bar bursts into elated hugs and high volume celebration. At that final penalty they are suddenly victorious. After the stress and tension of the game and those penalties the relief and […]
Katie : Katie’s Room : Woodstock GA
This is Katie she is a fun sassy girl who sadly lost her arm in a terrible boating accident. She and her family are bravely coming to terms with the loss of her limb and they have a determination and optimism which is humbling and fantastic to be around. They all give thanks for the […]
Valerie: Children’s Hospital Atlanta
Here is Valerie. She is a great little girl full of beans dashing round the ward loving having her photo taken even though she is attached to an IV line. She is grateful too and dependent on the blood donors who donate through the Red Cross: 1-800-GIVELIFE [ 2 ] comments This is the kind […]
Dane is up and about : The Childrens Hospital Atlanta
Here is Dane such a great little guy, only three years old. Photographed here playing in the hospital gardens. He has just completed another of a series of heart operations he needed, hopefully this is the last one. His Mum and his Grandma and all his family are just so grateful to his surgeons and […]
Give blood with a smile (almost) : Atlanta Red Cross
Hey its 2AM it must be blogging time….. I’m just back in Atlanta so its appropriate to be putting up another Atlanta shot. Here it is not posed in anyway……proving its not that hard to give blood……give it a go.. : 1-800-GIVELIFE . [ 1 ] comments My god, when did the earthquake hit Atlanta?! […]
Atlanta Red Cross
Sorry I’ve been off the screen for a bit…… hanging out in the desert and mega zapping around makes it difficult to put up pictures. I’ll put some of that stuff up soon. Meantime, thanks to Matt for putting up that last picture for me. Here is an introductory one on the same topic. Im […]