Category Archives: portraits

Frankie Knuckles, Rest In Peace

Frankie Knuckles at the turntable. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Brilliant Chicago house music trailblazer Frankie Knuckles died Monday, more details reported to be coming Tuesday. I was fortunate to to meet him at his home on my birthday in 2003, to photograph him for a Remix magazine cover.

John Herndon under a UFO

A couple nights ago, on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, I photographed drummer John Herndon for my improv musician series. John is a fellow ex-Chicagoan who I’ve shot many times over the years, in different bands including Tortoise, Isotope 217, and Five Style.  (OK, so maybe it’s an IFO.)




And below is a portrait I shot in 2003 for a Peter Margasak article in the Reader (I used a 3D camera for some of the shots during that session).

John Herndon animated gif by Jim Newberry.

Chiang Mai Noir

Film Noir style portrait shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

March 5th, 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown


January 29, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Barefoot Wellingtonians

Barefoot, dressed up teenage girls in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Wellington CBD, New Zealand, January 25, 2014.

Nuclear Family surveys Wellington, New Zealand

Family gathered around cannon at the peak of Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

January 25, 2014, Mount Victoria.

Brian Belknap

Brian Belknap, photo by Jim Newberry.

I shot this portrait of my longtime friend Brian Belknap, in San Francisco last October. If you’ll be in SF this Friday (December 13th) be sure to check out the show Brian will be hosting, Front Porch Friday Night. Along with a variety of great music, home-made cookies and pot pies will be served.

Chiang Mai record store, “strange but not true”

This is Bu Yost, congenial proprietor of the record store/secondhand shop he calls the “Trading Post (strange but not true).” Thanks to Sam, a Canadian expat living in Chiang Mai, who DJs here and collects Thai records, for introducing me to this place (check out Sam’s excellent blog, Archive of Southeast Asian Music.)