Just another useless image. Copyright 2021 Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Looking for success? After trying everything else, you may want to consider becoming useless.


While avoiding the thin ice.

The glass doesn’t get any worse than this. Copyright 2021 Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

How do photographers learn the little things these days, the tiny nuggets of knowledge that could mean the difference between photographic success and failure?


Can a product be too good?

The new Sony Alpha 1… too good?

Sony released a new camera today. It’s impressive, some say too impressive. People are saying it is too much of a camera. Too fast, too many megapixels, too expensive, you know the drill. As if it’s a good thing not to do one’s best. I don’t get that, whether one is a multinational corporation or a just a single, ordinary individual.


And Printed on Paper?

These are mock covers. Issue One has not been released yet, make sure you get yours.

Are you curious?


Looking at Lilac from the outside in. ©2020 Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Thank one of those creatives we keep hearing about.

Sirio Maccioni, who some call the greatest restauranteur of our time, is dead. He died eighty-eight years after the same day of his birth. There’s something beautiful in that symmetry, something artistic. Which is fitting as Maccioni was a member of the creative class. He was the kind of person who made things that were unnecessary. Sure, we all need food to stay alive, but we don’t need the kind of food that was served in Le Cirque, the restaurant that made Maccioni famous. Food like that is a luxury. It’s one of those precious things that make life worth…


Desk of Montana Silversmiths’ VP of Operations. Copyright 2020 Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Or, how adaptation is the key to survival

The folks at Montana Silversmiths invited me over yesterday.


Are you a Beatle, a Monkee, or something else?

The Monkees were Hollywood’s answer to the Beatles. They were conceived, formed, packaged and sold by television and music industry producers.


My heart is Split

Emanuele Farneti, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia decided to nix all the photo shoots for the January issue of his magazine.


Home of Champions Rodeo, Red Lodge, Montana — ©2019 Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Shooting slow motion with the Sony a9 on their new 600 f4

FYI, there’s no audio with this video. It went missing on me.

I spent three days shooting rodeo over the July 4th week, at the Home of Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge, Montana. The first two days I shot video, the last day I only shot stills. This is the first video I’ve ever shot. I started using Adobe’s Premier Pro about three weeks ago. The learning curve has been steep. It’s been a good challange. One that’s been a long time coming. I always figured I’d slowing work my way into the world of motion, but I’ve always been…

Kenneth Jarecke

I'm a husband, dad, photographer, a writer (sort of), an occasional rancher and the President of The Curious Society. https://www.curioussociety.org

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