Category Archives: portraits

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.)

 

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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

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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.)

My Sleepy Hummingbird

The musician known as My Sleepy Hummingbird in San Francisco. Photo by Jim Newberry.
The musician known as My Sleepy Hummingbird in San Francisco. Photo by Jim Newberry.

This is the musician known as My Sleepy Hummingbird, along with his unusual guitar, outside The Hotel Utah Saloon, in San Francisco, right after an outstanding open mic performance. Here’s one of his songs, from KC Turner Presents: