Category Archives: portraits

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.

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.)

 

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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.