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Esteban Schimpf

Esteban Schimpf portrait by Jim Newberry. Esteban Schimpf portrait by Jim Newberry.

I shot these portraits of artist Esteban Schimpf at his Highland Park, Los Angeles apartment last night. I met him a few months ago here in L.A., but it turns out we lived a few blocks from each other in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in the early 2000s. Check out Schimpf’s work here.

Divine Infants

Miniature baby Jesus statues at a Botanica in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

I went to three different Botanicás in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood, hoping to shoot environmental portraits of the proprietors inside. None wanted to be photographed, but they all graciously allowed me to take non-portraits inside their establishments. The baby Jesus statuettes did not protest.

Levi Ponce

Artist Levi Ponce in Pacoima, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry. Artist Levi Ponce in Pacoima, Los Angeles, standing in front of a mural he painted of Cheech Marin. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Last weekend I shot portraits of artist Levi Ponce, in Pacoima, where he grew up and where you can find many murals he’s painted, like the one above depicting Cheech Marin. Check out more of his work here.


Black and white portrait of a woman on the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Jim Newberry.
On the Hidden Valley Trail at Joshua Tree National Park, July 20, 2014.



Aisha, July 7th, 2014, Highland Park, L.A. I love shooting night exterior portraits.

Hollywood & Highland

Street musician on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave., July 3, 2014.

Walk of Fame

Children on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Hollywood Boulevard, July 3, 2014.

Wigglegram: Feast of Flowers in Angel City


1903 Fest of Flowers, Los Angeles photo. Stereo wigglegram. From the Library of Congress.

 I just made this wiggly animated gif, from a stereoscopic card shot circa 1903 that I found at the abundant and fabulous picture archives at the Library of Congress.


Title:The famous “Feast of Flowers” in the “Angel City” — reviewed by President Roosevelt, Los Angeles, Cal.

Repro#: LC-DIG-stereo-1s02034.