Jim cultivated a passion for live music that grew to obsession by the time he attended his first concert. At 10, Cream’s Wheels of Fire shaped his waking ethos and to this day, the Allman Brothers Live at The Fillmore East remains in heavy rotation. Flash forward to decades spent in clubs, studios, theaters, bars, arenas, living rooms and just about any venue where music is created, and his camera is always within reach. Jim shoots every show with a fan’s emotion while creating a visual soundtrack.
A native Angelino, in 2000, he fell in love (and fell hard) with the music and musicians of New Orleans. He has shot for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation’s Archive since 2008 while covering some of the biggest acts in rock, blues and jazz along the way, and other legacy festivals, such as Newport Folk and Newport Jazz, in more recent years.
Jim provides images of musicians in promotional and live settings for management, labels and artists and was the house photographer for The Mint nightclub in Los Angeles. From his home base, he continues to cover New Orleans artists on tour as well as a diverse range of performers and subjects, with an emphasis on jazz, blues and roots. His images are often accompanied by his words and can be found on walls, and in print, promotional materials, press releases, artist web sites and social media pages near you.