5 Questions: Photographer Jim Newberry

Jim_Newberry_Self-Portrait Jim Newberry Self-Portrait | © Jim Newberry

Jim Newberry began his career in Chicago, first shooting for the Reader, and later photographing assignments for national magazines, record labels, and all kinds of other clients. In addition, he shoots and exhibits fine-art photography; especially street pictures. In 2014 Jim relocated to Los Angeles, where he continues to shoot commercial and personal work.

You can enjoy Jim’s work, and keep tabs on him here:
Photography portfolio: http://www.jimnewberry.com
360° photography: http://www.panoramiceye.com
Instagram: @jimnewberry
Behance: https://www.behance.net/jimnewberry
YouTube: http://youtube.com/jimtron 

Hollywood Boulevard, 2015 | © Jim Newberry


Hollywood Boulevard, 2016 | © Jim Newberry


Hollywood Boulevard, 2018 | © Jim Newberry


Hollywood Boulevard, 2016 | © Jim Newberry

1. What’s been keeping you up at night?

The people who moved in to the apartment next door. Woke me up twice last night.

Amsterdam, 2012 | © Jim Newberry


Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2013 | © Jim Newberry


Fish Spa, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014 | © Jim Newberry


2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?

The retrospective exhibit of Kerry James Marshall’s paintings (Kerry James Marshall: Mastry).

3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?

I recently shot portraits of proto-punk legend Wayne Kramer (co-founder of MC5) for the back cover of his forthcoming autobiography; as well as shooting portraits of MC50, the latest configuration of the band that he leads.

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?

If I may turn that around, I would love to have assisted (or been coffee-boy, whatever) for Richard Avdedon or Irving Penn.


Andre Williams, Chicago, 2012 | © Jim Newberry


Artist Arthur Jones, Los Angeles, 2016 | © Jim Newberry



5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?

A Fly On The Wall.



Film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky at the Music Box Theater, Chicago, 2011 | © Jim Newberry


Guitarist and composer Jeff Parker, Altadena, CA, 2018 | © Jim Newberry


Tessa Young, founder of Prism DJs, Los Angeles, 2016 | © Jim Newberry


Ron Finley, urban gardener, Los Angeles, 2016 | © Jim Newberry


Insane Clown Posse, Milwaukee, IL, 2010 | © Jim Newberry