Category Archives: street

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.

Hollywood Boulevard

St. Patrick's Day, Los Angeles, photo by Jim Newberry.

March 17th, 2014

Chiang Mai Dogs

Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry. Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry.

I ran across so many charming dogs and cats in Chiang Mai. Saw these two a day apart, last week.

Untitled (Walking Monks in Chiang Mai)

Orange-robed monks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Burmese-Thai border

Street photograph near the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Photo by Jim Newberry.

I shot this on March 3, 2014, in Burma, very close to the Burmese-Thai border gate. And in case anyone is curious about whether this Southeast Asian nation should be called Burma or Myanmar, I defer to Aung San Suu Kyi, who says Burma (see the last question in this interview in The Hindu.

Untitled, Warorot Market, Chiang Mai

Warorot Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry.

March 4th, 2014

Gutter of Stars

Motorbike reflected in puddle, looks like it's in the sky with stars. Photo by Jim Newberry.


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” Lord Darlington famously said in Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windermere’s Fan (and of course more recently quoted by Chrissie Hynde in the Pretenders’ track Message of Love). This photo is un-retouched, other than overall contrast/brightness adjustments. Shot near Chiang Mai Gate, February 24th, 2014.


Chiang Mai Scooter Life

Two girls on a scooter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Scooters seem to be the preferred mode of transportation in Chiang Mai, and it’s amazing how many people/how much stuff can fit on one puny motorbike. I shot this yesterday, about a mile north of the old city.