Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in News, People, Politics, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 22/02/2016

Bernie Sanders

I had heard earlier today that Bernie Sanders would be in Amherst this evening and thought it would be interesting to go and check it out.  I used to shoot a lot of political stuff when I was younger and have always liked the vibe of campaign gatherings.


There was a huge queue outside of the Mullins Center for the 6.00 PM event.


Here are Bill, Billy, and Elias who came over from Hudson, NY.  Bill is a huge politics buff and was a fan of both Hillary and Bernie.  Elias is going to Africa in a few months.


The event was supposed to start at 6.00, but there were still thousands of people outside at that time as security was pretty tight.  TSA were checking bags and pockets, and the Secret Service was in full force.


I think this guy was serious!


There was quite a lot of positive energy in the building.  And not just young folks.  It was actually quite diverse in terms of age.


The only merchandise I saw for sale were these earrings, and I don’t think the woman selling them was an “official” part of the campaign.  $10.00 a pair.


Just like old times for me; this guy was shooting 16mm film!


I love photographing events like this, as people are really open and happy for the attention.


Here is my Norwegian friend Björn, who seemed to find it all exotic and interesting.  He said that given what Bernie had to say, he would probably be thought of as a center-right candidate in Norway.


I will say this; Bernie has a tremendous amount of energy and drive, and there is a very genuine quality about him.  The crowd was completely with him the whole time.

It was a very interesting evening, and so much fun to be in the middle of this sort of event again.

Don’t forget to vote!

Air Force Two

Posted in History, Landscape, News, Travel by joncrispin on 02/11/2012

I had to take my iMac over to Dan to have the hard drive replaced (Apple warranty).  Fortunately it hadn’t died yet so not much more than an inconvenience.  I have been keeping my laptop open in order to skype with Cris in the West Bank and the screen saver went to a folder of postcards that I used to make and send out to friends.  I really like some of these images and realized I could share them here on my wordpress site.  It’s fun to think just how much of an impact the digital world has had on photography.  I used to print 10 or 15 of these and mail them to friends and clients.  Now I can post this and who knows how many people will see it./  This picture was taken at the airport in Elmira, NY.  I spent a lot of time covering the 1984 presidential race, and I think this was the Bush VP plane.  It reminded me of the election on Tuesday and thought it would be a good time to encourage everyone here in the States to get out and vote.

Ben Laden est Mort

Posted in News, Travel by joncrispin on 02/05/2011

It is odd to be out of the country when something like this happens and interesting to see the Canadian reaction on the CBC. /  I have spent the day walking around while Cris is in meetings. / This is an interesting and exotic city filled with very nice people.

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