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Reflections on a year of music photography like no other

There is no rewind to this year, nor any fast forward. We are stuck in uncertainty. A year ago, the prospect of live music coming back, let alone shows of major touring scale, was the stuff of pure fantasy in a locked down world. Now, after…

“A Year in the Pit” shines a light on the creative process of the music photographer

Forty-five interviewed music photographers, 16 venues, events and festivals, one iPhone. “A Year in the Pit” which made its West Coast debut at the Culver City Film Festival, captures the joy and challenges that go unseen behind the photos…

Values and Principles That Matter Most: Reflections on a Creative Path by ShoutOutLA

March 2021 A big shout out of thanks to ShoutOutLA for the profile in their mid-March edition. ShoutOutLA is a crackling online publication devoted to the unique perspectives of Southern California artists and creatives. Getting inside the…

Through the Lens: Capturing Lightning Moments with Jim Brock Photography

February 2021   No Depression, "Your Roots Music Authority" quarterly print addition is a real throwback. Oversize, no ads, tons of content and excellent photography. For those with big ears and a tactile feel for the page, it's well …

Jim Brock Photography In JazzWorld Photo 2021

Honored and humbled to be included in the Jazz World Photo 2021 traveling exhibition. Entries were submitted from 187 photographers and 36 countries. Of the 30 photos to be included, this shot of Edwin Livingston is the only image from the US to make the cut.

Life is a Ride

Those of you who know me IRL, know that Chris Joseph and I go back. Some difficult times, but always a kinship. Friends, business partners, not partners and eventually, friends again. Chris introduced me to Jazz Fest - after years of him catching dawn flights out of MSY to start the work week bleary eyed and buoyant, I knew I had to check this thing out.

THROUGH THE LENS: The Many Memories of the Newport Folk Festival

No Depression, one of the foremost sources for Americana and roots music coverage, asked if I'd provide a retrospective of my Newport Folk Festival work for their Through the Lens Column, ahead of what would have been 61 years since the inaugural festival. If you have followed this blog at all, you'll know I jumped at the opportunity to share a selection of images with the musical community No Depression speaks to.

Jim Brock Photography featured in One LP project

William Ellis is a charming fella and a richly talented music photographer with a project that completely resonated with me. Hailing from Cheshire from across the pond and in town a few years back, we met at a photo-centric event…

Steve Hackett, Orpheum Theatre

October 18, 2019 We all have albums that transported us. Back in the day, find the sweet spot between speakers or put on some headphones, maybe have a puff, close your eyes and just listen. Dark Side was at the top for many, but mine…

Remembering Paul Barrere

October 27, 2019   I'm 18 in a dorm room at UCSC and this dude from Philly puts on Waiting for Columbus. Knew the band, but really, didn't know the band. Dixie Chicken, Lowell George, guys from L.A.. Sure. And then those…