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Through the Lens: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Returns In All of Its One-of-a-Kind Splendor

  May 18, 2022 After three years of a pandemic pause in an ever wobbly world, the 51st New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returned, and in a big way. Around 475,000 attended the seven days of  music, culture, food and art…

Talking Shooting Jazz Fest With the Talking Threadheads YouTube Channel

  April 20, 2022 Next week brings the return of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival after three years and a radically changed world. So, the timing of being  featured on the latest Talking Threadheads YouTube episode…

“JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY” TO BE RELEASED MAY 13

Those of you who follow Jim Brock Photography or know of my work, also know how deeply it is tied to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ("Jazz Fest") as an inspiration. I have been attending Jazz Fest for over 20 years, and shooting…

“A YEAR IN THE PIT” AVAILABLE TO SCREEN FOR FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

At the end of 2021, the documentary "A Year in the Pit" was screened at the Culver City Film Festival and was available for a brief pay per view window. I posted about the film at the time, and am proud of my inclusion alongside some the best…
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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.