"Grand Canyon Prayer Tower, Arizona" (c) 2013 Stu Jenks
Same as below. Taken with a Rollei, using Ilford Delta 400 film, employing battery-powered Christmas lights. And I create that effect by advancing the film across an open shutter plane. Shutter was open around eight minutes, at f 5.6. Again, if you want to buy a print, contact me. And I'm OK if you share the jpeg. Just don't print it, if you would. Prints, books, and image rights is how I make a living. Enjoy.
Pamela's Baby Rocking Chair (The Deaths of Pamela and Mary Jenks), the book, is now for sale.
Here's how you can purchase it.
1) Within a few days, the PBRC book, will be at Tucson Touch Therapies here in Tucson, at the northeast corner of Alvernon and Pima.
2) Or make an appointment by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can purchase one at my studio, here in Tucson, at 549 N. 7th Ave. $24.95 plus sales tax. $26.97 total.
3) Or I can Priority Mail you a copy. I take checks. I take Paypal (log into my Paypal account using my email address.) I take Square. I take cash. I take tamales. Really. A dozen tamales gets you a book. Just email me at email@example.com or log into my Paypal or Facebook me with your address, method of payment, etc. $24.95 plus sales tax if you are local. No sales taxes outside of Tucson and Arizona. And I ship everything Priority Mail so add $6.95 to your order. One to three books will be just $6.95 shipping. Four or more, it'll be more. Total, in Tucson: 33.92 Priority. Total, outside of Tucson: $31.90 Priority.
4) Or find me on the street. I'll have a box of books in the truck of Mary's Buick for a few weeks at least.
The books look great. They smell good too like new books do.
And for those of you who have pre-ordered the PBRC book, I'm heading to the post office in about an hour. Look for them in your mailbox in the next day or three.
"Michael's Gun" (c) 2013 Stu Jenks (From the book Step Zero.)
The NRA just called to survey me on my views on the recent gun legislation.
"Are you sure you want to talk to me," I said, "for I'm a Southern Liberal Democrat who owns a pistol."
"Yes, we would," said the lobbyist.
He got an ear full.
From high capacity magazines to background checks to mental health issues to how money is power in Washington.
I think my favorite line of the conversation was "Senator Jeff Flake is a friend of Gabby's, but he voted against the bill. Makes me wonder how much money he gets from the NRA that made him vote that way."
Another fine line, if I do say so myself was, "If Jared Lochner had regular sized magazines, more that 1/2 of those people at the Safeway that day would have never been shot."
I was firm but fair with the lobbyist, didn't say the word fuck once. And he was polite with me to his credit. But money is power in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else on the planet.
The Arizona Biennial is coming up. I'm heading to the post office in a few to mail my submission. It's a crap shoot. Yet this year, I think I have a better chance than average, for this piece falls into the wheelhouse of Contemporary Art quite nicely, if you ask me. (Why my other work doesn't is for another time and discussion.) Wish me luck. I'll know in the First of May.