Category Archives: self-assigned


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.

Reading at The Last Bookstore

Reading patrons at The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Photo by Jim Newberry.

June 12th, 2014, at downtown L.A.’s wonderful The Last Bookstore.

Surfnista and Nick Gabaldon Day

Surfer Mimi Miller at El Porto Beach. Photo by Jim Newberry.

For a new project I’ve been photographing members and friends of the Black Surfers Collective. Here are the latest pictures, shot a couple days ago at El Porto Beach, of  the effervescently charismatic Mimi “Surfnista” Miller .


Tomorrow, Saturday June 14th, the BSC is celebrating Nick Gabaldon Day at “The Inkwell” (beach at Bay St.) in Santa Monica. Gabaldon was one of the first surfers of color in California. Events included free surf lessons, screening of the Gabaldon documentary 12 Miles North, and a visit from L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. More info about the event here.

Adam Rifkin Makes a Movie

Adam Rifkin photographed in Los Angeles by Jim Newberry. Adam Rifkin photographed in Los Angeles by Jim Newberry.

A couple weeks ago I shot some portraits of my friend Adam Rifkin, whose documentary film “Giuseppe Makes a Movie” debuts this Saturday night at the LA Film Fest.