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Really excited to be hosting photographer Jim Herrington in Sheffield next week #theclimbers_book #jimherrington #sheffieldhallamuniversity
Monday, February 26th at 6pm: #ECLectureSeries  presents "The Climbers" with @jimherrington • • #JimHerrington will be presenting his #photography book #TheClimbers , the culmination of a 20-year project to track down and document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of #climbing . These are the men and women from around the world who were vertically active between the 1920s and 1970s, who were at the cutting edge of an activity mostly unknown to the general public of the time. The stories of these climbers and their era are inspiring and captivating, and Herrington's effort to locate, travel to, and get them in front of his camera includes anecdotes of despair, hilarity and adventure. • LINK IN BIO for tickets. • • • • • • • #mountaineers #mountaineering #theclimbersbook #lecture #publiclecture #nycevents ##adventure #explorers #exploration #tec #explorersclub #theexplorersclub
I love the ones that look like Jim - The Climbers by Jim Herrington - Mountaineers Books
The iconic #DollyParton shares a birthday (1/19) with #JanisJoplin , legendary voices at two ends of the spectrum. I saw Dolly perform at ATL’s Great SE Music Hall in the 70s and have been enthralled ever since. (Photo: #JimHerrington )
This moody Wednesday brought to you by my longtime friend and iconic rock photographer Jim Herrington. @jimherrington Shot on 35, in his apartment... sometime in 1987~Hollywood. #thisismylife #hollywood #rearviewmirror #jimherrington #theplaceswego #tracilords #alwaysknew #photographer #rockon #wednesday #mood
The Climbers @theclimbers_book by @jimherrington - 20 years in the making, a handsome volume. I've been obsessed with Jim's work for years and this book of transcendental black and white film portraits of legendary climbers still blew my mind. You can see a preview along with an interview with Herrington in the upcoming issue of Outdoor Retailer Magazine @outdoorretailer 🔥 Get this for the climber or photographer in your life. Thanks for the gift @carlonasisse.pdf 🤘#climbingphotography #photobooks #portraiture #theclimbersbook #jimherrington
Dolly Parton by Jim Herrington #dollyparton #jimherrington
Ruskins was one of the venues to hold the @kendalmountainfestival secret sessions - with accomolished portrait photographer and mountain climber @jimherrington speaking to guests #kmf2017 #ruskinsbar #kendal #climbing #jimherrington
The beauty of Jim Herrington's work is to remind us of humanity while we explore the legends. Alex Honnold. #explorersclu #BBC #theclimbers #jimherrington
While reading the preface of this, I was reminded of how much I've admired -- and envied -- Jim's talent ever since he showed me this piece of writing he had done about a particular chimpanzee. Jim is one of those few who have the ability to tell any story compellingly through pictures as well as in paragraphs. Yes, yes, those talented basterds. - Once again, a big congratulations on this book and the recognitions it's got so far- very deserving, I must say. . #TheClimbers #JimHerrington
It’s been a pretty epic 8 days so far, one more to go! Ive seen and heard so many inspiring stories! I feel like such a slacker coz I haven’t hiked across a country, jumped out of a plane, tracked bears thru the dessert or spent a lifetime photographing climbing legends!!! #nineepicdays #banffmountainfilmfestival #banff #banffcentre #mountains #adventure #film #gobibear #intotwingalaxies #jimherrington #theclimbers #gottastepupmygame
Photographer @jimherrington Photo Book Earns BANFF Award. @theclimbers_book (Mountaineers Books, October 2017), his series of powerful B&W portraits of climbing icons, wins the Mountaineering History prize. On the DPP website now. Look for a profile of Jim in the December issue of DPP. #jimherrington #theclimbers #mountaineering #climbing #mountains #banff #portraits #blackandwhite #photography
Happy birthday to my guy @jimherrington I'm very proud of all you've accomplished with the book! Can't wait to own one! Love ya!! #jimherrington #theclimbersbook
Birthday boy Kurt Diemberger turns 85 years old today. Two years ago I photographed him at his home in Bologna, Italy for my book project about the mountain climbing legends of yore. Diemberger started climbing in the 1940s and his career took off in the 1950s with climbs of the great north faces of the Alps including the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grand Jorasses. Another highlight in that decade was his alpine-style first ascent of 26,414 ft Broad Peak in the Karakoram in 1957. Then came the first ascent of 26,795 ft Dhaulagiri in Nepal in 1960. Kurt summited K2 later in his career, 1986, and lost some fingers after spending a nightmarish night near the summit of that difficult mountain. But he was lucky, not only because the fingers were lost on his strumming hand not his fret hand (he plays guitar), but he lived to tell the tale. Five of the other climbers on the mountain during that storm didn’t make it down at all. This frame is a low res quicky scan of an outtake. Get the book in October for the real thing! Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #outdoors #adventure #analog #climber #Himalaya #Alps #Nepal #climb #Italy #Bologna #Italian #Austria #K2 #Karakoram #China #Pakistan
Birthday boy Kurt Diemberger turns 85 years old today. Two years ago I photographed him at his home in Bologna, Italy for my book project about the mountain climbing legends of yore. Diemberger started climbing in the 1940s and his career took off in the 1950s with climbs of the great north faces of the Alps including the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grand Jorasses. Another highlight in that decade was his alpine-style first ascent of 26,414 ft Broad Peak in the Karakoram in 1957. Then came the first ascent of 26,795 ft Dhaulagiri in Nepal in 1960. Kurt summited K2 later in his career, 1986, and lost some fingers after spending a nightmarish night near the summit of that difficult mountain. But he was lucky, not only because the fingers were lost on his strumming hand not his fret hand (he plays guitar), but he lived to tell the tale. Five of the other climbers on the mountain during that storm didn’t make it down at all. This frame is a low res quicky scan of an outtake. Get the book in October for the real thing! Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #outdoors #adventure #analog #climber #Himalaya #Alps #Nepal #climb #Italy #Bologna #Italian #Austria #K2 #Karakoram #China #Pakistan
Billy Idol in his unmentionables. Los Angeles 1988 📸 Photo by Jim Herrington @jimherrington #billyidol #jimherrington #musician #generationx #punk #whitewedding
Journal entry 8/16/15. Looking down the viewfinder at Fritz Wintersteller in his home in Salzburg, Austria. Starting in the early 1940s Fritz climbed just about every 4000 meter peak in the Alps but his crowning achievement would come in 1957 when he made the first ascent of 26,414 ft Broad Peak which straddles Pakistan and China in the Karakoram Range. He made that ascent along with Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck and Hermann Buhl, all Austrians. While the rest came home safely Buhl fell on an adjacent peak and his body has never been found. I photographed him for my forthcoming book on early-to-mid 20th Century climbing legends. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #outdoors #adventure #analog #climber #Alps #climb #Austria #K2 #Karakoram #China #Pakistan #Salzburg
Journal entry 6/13/16. Is there a god? Hell if I know. But if there is he wants to see a book about inconveniently located old climbers get published. I was driving across the Col du Galibier in France, having just photographed Serge Coupé, on my way south to Provence to shoot several other French climbing legends. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this avalanche was already coming down when I was driving underneath it. I saw it hit the road in my rear view mirror, so close it blew ice onto my back windshield. I was certain that it crushed the Italian motorcyclists that were traveling behind me, luckily they slammed on brakes feet from it. They said later that they were certain I got crushed by it. Those blocks are all solid, rock hard ice, the smaller pieces must weigh a ton. The big slabs... well, I'm glad I don't observe the speed limit. #ColDuGalibier #France #TheClimbers #climbing #climb #avalanche #books #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountains #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #analog #Alps
Journal entry 5/10/16. I shot a good amount of delicious Tri-X film through my Leica today, but that film has to be smuggled across international borders without being X-rayed, then processed. For now here's a rough sketch, shot on my iPhone, of Kancha Sherpa, last surviving member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, the first expedition to get a man to the summit of Mount Everest. That man was Sir Edmund Hillary. Kancha is in his 80s now and lives where I photographed him, Namche Bazaar in the Nepali Himalaya. Shot for my soon to be finished book on early/mid century mountain climbers. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #climber #climb #analog #Everest #MountEverest #Himalaya #Nepal #NamcheBazaar #Sherpa @leicacamerausa #Leica
Just got texted this memory shot from @jimherrington. One of the best days I've had on this planet when he, @brucewilley and #carolineschaumann sort of tricked me into taking a little climb up a 5k foot mountain face. We were going to go for a little second rock face climb. Well we pulled up at the side of a mountain face and hiked in with it getting larger the closer we got. We headed up, with Caroline 6 months pregnant I might add, and got to about 3k feet thanks to slow poke me but I couldn't stop laughing amidst the expletives when I'd slide back a few feet on smooth rock. In this pic we are perched on a ledge about 2 inches deep and just wide enough to accommodate the 4 of us. It was glorious. My eyes and senses were wide open. Taking it all in. We watched the sun go down, the shadows grow and then we repelled back in darkness, hiked out with a mountain lion watching from the distance and I felt this immense glow all over my body for weeks after. Thanks the those three for that first experience and to Jimmy "Sir Hillary" for the reminder. It's all his fault. Can't wait for his new book to arrive @theclimbers_book about some of the greatest climbers of all time. #climbing #jimherrington #gratitude
Journal entry 6/12/15. Today I photographed 83 year old climbing legend Kurt Diemberger in Bologna, Italy for my book project about the mountain climbing legends of yore. Diemberger started climbing in the 1940s and his career took off in the 1950s with climbs of the great north faces of the Alps - the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grand Jorasses. Another highlight in that decade was his alpine-style first ascent of 26,414 ft Broad Peak in the Karakoram in 1957. Then came the first ascent of 26,795 ft Dhaulagiri in Nepal in 1960. As you can see in the photo he’s missing some fingers and that happened on K2 in 1986. Kurt is the second man I’ve photographed who spent a nightmarish night near the summit of that difficult mountain, Jim Wickwire being the other one, in 1978. Wickwire lost parts of two toes, Kurt lost three fingers. Kurt is lucky, not only because the fingers were lost on his strumming hand not his fret hand (he plays guitar), but he lived to tell the tale. Five of the other climbers on the mountain during that storm didn’t make it down at all. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #outdoors #adventure #analog #climber #Himalaya #Alps #Nepal #climb #Italy #Bologna #Italian #Austria #K2 #Karakoram #China #Pakistan
Journal entry 6/16/2016. Alpiniste du jour. I spent the day yesterday with Serge Coupé and photographed him for my book project. Fighting the Germans in the mountains near his home in Chambéry during WW2 as a French Resistance participant sparked his interest in climbing and when the war ended in 1945 it was full steam ahead. After years of hard climbing in the Alps he ended up on the first ascent of Makalu in the Himalaya in 1955. By 1966, with a kid and a wife, he hung up his piolet for good but continued XC skiing, hiking and started publishing books of his landscape photography. Speaking of the Resistance, I saw a photo of him and two friends up in the mountains smoking cigs and cleaning their guns in 1944, impeccably dressed, good hair, real groovers... They looked like a trilogy of armed Alain Delons! Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #travel #outdoors #adventure #analog #climber #Himalaya #Alps #Nepal #France #climb #AlainDelon
Thomas Hornbein, along with Willi Unsoeld, made the first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest in 1963. He also designed the oxygen masks for that expedition, one of which he is wearing here. They were along on the expedition that put the first American (Jim Whittaker, who I posted about earlier) on the summit of Everest. While summiting Everest by any route is to be commended, Whittaker had taken the already established South Col route and had done it expedition-style using Sherpas, fixed ropes, etc. Hornbein and Unsoeld, on the other hand, had climbed the much more difficult and daunting West Ridge in a fast and lightweight style, alone and unsupported by others. They summited at 6pm and not long after, on their descent down the South Col route, they ran out of oxygen and were exhausted. They bivouacked over night, very high up the mountain, getting frostbite in the process. Hornbein managed to keep all of his toes, Unsoeld did not fare as lucky. I’ll leave you with words from Hornbein’s account of the bivouac: “The night was overwhelmingly empty. The black silhouette of Lhotse Mountain was lurking there, half to be seen, half to assume, and below us. In general there was nothing - simply nothing. We hung in a timeless gap, pained by the intensive cold air with nothing to do but shiver and wait for the sun to arise.” I photographed him in Washington State in 2002. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing  #mountaineering #analog #Everest #MountEverest #Himalaya #Nepal #climber
Journal entry 4/27/16. Early this morning at Tokyo’s Narita airport I photographed 86 year old Minoru Higeta. He was part of the team of Japanese climbers that were the first to climb the 8th highest mountain in the world, 26,781 ft. Manaslu in the Nepali Himalaya. Two climbers from the expedition made the first ascent on May 9, 1956 and 2 days later Higeta summited the peak himself. Higeta was on his way to Kathmandu to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his climb. I photographed him for my book project about early/mid 20th Century climbers. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #analog #Himalaya #Japan #Tokyo #Nepal #climber @leicacamerausa #Leica
Journal entry 6/6/15. Here is the hand of 85 year old French climbing legend Pierre Mazeaud, holding not only a rock he brought back from the top of Mount Everest but also a Toscanello, his smoke of choice. Mazeaud was the first Frenchman to summit Everest (1978) but his climbing career started in the 1940s and was peppered throughout with major successes and first ascents in the Alps, the Dolomites and beyond. I photographed Mazeaud today at his flat in Paris for my upcoming book about the legends of climbing. As for the Toscanellos… Another climbing great, the late Anderl Heckmair (who led the first successful ascent of the Eiger North Face in 1938), turned Pierre onto these half a century ago and he still loves them. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing  #mountaineering #analog #Everest #MountEverest #Himalaya #Nepal #France #Paris #smoking #cigar #Alps #climber
Journal entry 12/13/10. Sir Christian Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer. He began climbing in 1951 and over the next 50 years did difficult first ascents in most of the greater mountain ranges of the world including this small sampling: 1st ascent Annapurna II (26,041 ft) 1960 1st ascent Nuptse (25,850 ft) 1961 1st ascent Central Pillar of Freney 1961 1st British ascent North Face of The Eiger 1962 1st ascent Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia 1963 Leader of successful Annapurna South Face Expedition 1970 1st ascent Changabang (22,520 ft) 1974 Leader of successful Everest South West Face Expedition 1975 1st ascent, the Ogre (23,900 ft)1977 1st ascent Mount Kongur, Western Xinjiang, China (25,325 ft) 1981 1st ascent Shivling West (21,250 ft) 1983 He has led and been on 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest which he summited in 1985 at the age of fifty. His partners were no slouches either, he frequently partnered with the likes of Ian Clough, boozing n’ brawling Don Whillans, Tom Patey, Doug Scott, Dougal Haston and other notables. Speaking of Doug Scott, he and Bonington were the first to reach the summit of 23,901 ft Baintha Brakk (The Ogre) in Pakistan. Unfortunately, Scott broke both of his ankles on the very first rappel off the top and it took eight days for he and Bonington, who broke two ribs and contracted pneumonia, to literally crawl off the mountain in heavy storms. By the time they reached Base Camp, exhausted and out of food, they found that their support team had given them up for dead and departed. After a five day wait they are helped out by some local Baltis and in three more days they get to a helicopter which after all this crash lands 100 feet shy of the helipad in Skardu. All survive. Bonington, also the author of 17 books, was knighted in 1996. I photographed him at his home in Cumbria, England, September 2010. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #LegendsOfClimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #analog #England #Cumbria #Everest #knight #MountEverest #Himalaya #Karakoram #Pakistan #Nepal #climber @leicacamerausa #Leica
Journal entry 8/18/15. This Leica IIIf was taken to the summit of 26,414 ft Broad Peak in Pakistan by Fritz Wintersteller in 1957, on the first ascent. I shot this in Fritz's attic in Salzburg yesterday. Shot for my forthcoming book about the grand old geezers of climbing. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #mountaineering #LegendsOfClimbing #Austria #Pakistan #alpine #Salzburg #Karakoram #climber #BroadPeak #analog @leicacamerausa #Leica #climber
Journal entry 11/2/14. I’m on the home stretch for finishing my portrait series of 20th Century climbing legends - those that were active between the 1920s and 1970s. I’m departing very soon for London, North Wales and Scotland to photograph a few more important UK ascensionists. For now, here is my portrait of Bradford Washburn, one of the climbers I shot for this years-long project. Washburn was one of the leading American mountaineers in the 1920s through the 1950s, putting up first ascents and new routes on many major Alaskan peaks. An interesting footnote in his career was when he was asked to be the navigator on Amelia Earhart’s 1937 around-the-world flight. He told me he backed out because he wanted to have seamless radio contact for the entire flight and had even devised a relay transmitter and suggested it be put on an atoll in that part of the Pacific. This would have patched up a dead area in radio communications, but for some reason they didn't take his advice, and he backed out of the journey. Smart move on his part, that's the area where her plane went down. He also founded the Boston Science Museum, mapped Mount Everest, wrote books, was a pioneer in aerial photography, ad infinitum. He died in 2007 at 96. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #legendsofclimbing #rockclimbing #mountaineering #boston #alaska #denali #mountmckinley #everest #ameliaearhart #mounteverest #climber
Journal entry 5/26/15. Bohemian, author, hedonist, world traveler and renowned climber and mountain guide Gwen Moffat. Look at the map... the glint in the eye... Is this 90 year old finished yet? I think not. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #LakeDistrict #UK #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #legendsofclimbing #rockclimbing #england #climber
Journal entry 11/17/14. Today in Llanberis, Wales I photographed one of the greatest climbers of the 20th Century, the indomitable Joe Brown. Born in Manchester, England 84 years ago, he began climbing in the mid-1940s and in a few short years revolutionized climbing standards in the UK and abroad and went on to do major first ascents in the Alps and then the Himalaya. While at his house today I took this photo of the glacier glasses he wore on the 1955 first ascent of the third highest mountain in the world, Kangchenjunga, in the Himalaya. Those glasses, however, didn’t prevent him from getting snow blindness for 3 days on the descent. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #legendsofclimbing #rockclimbing #Wales #Himalaya #Kangchenjunga #mountaineering #Nepal #England #climber
On May 1, 1963 Seattle-bred great white hope Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mount Everest. Later, in 1978, he led the 3rd successful expedition to the summit of K2, by a new route, the long and corniced Northeast Ridge. I photographed him in Port Townsend, WA in 2002. Photo © Jim Herrington #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #MountEverest #Himalaya #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing #K2 #Karakoram #climber
8/25/16 I found an old journal. On the opening page I had taped a Polaroid of the first climber I shot for what’s become a rather large photo book project. Today I’m driving to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to finish work on the book and it dawned on me how this has come full circle. I shot Glen Dawson exactly 18 years ago for what was originally to be a brief scrutiny of early Sierra climbers but has ended up taking me around the world. Here I am, back at the beginning. Glen was the first person I photographed when I began my documentation of early/mid 20th Century climbers. He began climbing in the 1920s and his most known climb is the first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Whitney, which he climbed in 1931 with four others. My intentions then where not as lofty as they later became. At that time I simply wanted to meet and photograph a few of the early Sierra climbers, it being my home range and favorite place to climb. Also, the Sierra Nevada, aside from featuring the best granite in the world for climbing and having hundreds of square miles of beautiful backcountry in which to do it, has a history that is rife with characters and stories that always interested me. Lon Chaney Sr. had a fishing cabin on the east side of the range. Poets, writers, artists and photographers figured prominently there though the years, from Jack Kerouac to Gary Snyder, Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, Chiura Obata, the list goes on. My project has since grown bigger than I imagined it would at the time. I got a book deal and the series now involves climbers from all over the world. But here is the first of my climber portraits, Glen Dawson, then 88 years old. It was taken at the house in Pasadena that he’d lived in for 57 years. The day I photographed him was the day he was moving out and into a nursing home - not for himself but for his wife who needed to go there. Glen was fit as a fiddle then but didn’t want to be separated from her so together they went. When I finished photographing him we all left and he locked up the house for good. #TheClimbers #books #climbing #GregChild #AlexHonnold #JimHerrington #film #SierraNevada #mountain #bookworm #bookstagram #LegendsOfClimbing
🎶 I'd like to call him Just to ask him how it feels to be free. But he has nothin' Nothin' in the world to do with me. 🎶 #charlierich 📸 as photographed by Mr. @jimherrington #countrymusic #pianist #songwriter #margaretrich #seventiescountry #thesilverfox #blackandwhitephotograph #jimherrington
LOOK what arrived in the post: Emanuela's solo album! Many years in the making, it'll be released in March. So happy for her ❤ #emanuelahutter #hillbillymoonexplosion #thehillbillymoonexplosion #myloveforevermore #jimherrington
Dolly Parton and her Cadillac de Ville. Photograph: Jim Herrington @jimherrington #dollyparton #jimherrington
Photo by my 21/2 year-old daughter of the photographer Jim Herrington. #bishopca #owensvalley #jimherrington #sunflowers #inyocounty #portraits
John Doe’s new record ‘The Westerner’ comes out in a couple of days. I shot the photos for the album but I only saw the finished LP and CD a few days ago in LA. Gotta say, I’m happy with it! Derek von Essen did a fantastic job designing it all. Shephard Fairey did the front and back cover, with one of my photos being Fairey-ized. Desert genius Howe Gelb co-produced. Oh yeah, the record sounds great too! Here's the inner sleeve of the LP. #JohnDoe #ShepardFairey #Xtheband @theejohndoe #howegelb @howegelb #punkrock #rockandroll #desertsoul @obeygiant #giantsand #Arizona #California #jimherrington
Dueling cameras. Frankie Lee and master #photographer #jimherrington #photoshoot #LA #nikomat photo by @patrickdennis @jimherrington #morelove
Today in Boulder I photographed legendary climber Huntley Ingalls at his home. In 1956, while working as a field assistant for the US Geological Survey (helping them search for uranium in the Utah desert) he came upon the giant rock towers of Castle Valley and a new chapter in American climbing had begun. In the ‘50s that part of southeast Utah was extremely remote and unvisited, it took Huntley 2 years of enthusiastic selling to convince anyone to accompany him on a reconnaissance trip there to see what could be climbed. Finally a select few took the bait, the climbing had begun and in May 1962, Ingalls, Layton Kor and George Hurley climbed The Titan, at 900 feet the country’s tallest freestanding rock tower. Here, in a closet amongst thousands of Kodachrome slides of his travels to Iran, Afghanistan, the South Pacific and of course from many of his legendary climbs in the US, are the boots that Huntley wore on that historic ascent. The boots are still covered with the red sandstone dust from the climb, he retired the shoes immediately after and they’ve been in a bag ever since. Part of my photo book project about early/mid 20th Century climbers coming out next year. © Jim Herrington #LegendsOfClimbing #HuntleyIngalls #climbing #rockclimbing #Utah #JimHerrington #book #1950s #1960s
Another one of John Doe, culled from the covey of photographs we took in San Francisco a while back for his new album. The record comes out April 29 - get it! . #johndoe #xtheband #x #photobyjimherrington #SanFrancisco #California @theejohndoe #jimherrington #punkrock #folkrock #rockandroll #musicphotography #portrait #TheWesterner @howegelb #howegelb #giantsand
I spent the afternoon at JW Brown's house yesterday. JW is Jerry Lee Lewis's cousin, ex-father-in-law and original bass player. He played on Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On and all the other early Sun Records recordings as well as playing in JLL's touring band for years. He's also the father of Myra who JLL married when she was 13 (and of course also his cousin) the resulting 1958 UK scandal of which stalled JLL's career for years. Fun day drinking bourbon, taking photos and hearing some of the craziest rock & roll stories ever. Also, both he and his lovely wife Lois are 89 and have been married for 71 years! #jerryleelewis #jwbrown #sunrecords #memphis #tennessee #rockandroll #jimherrington
Day 2 of a 6 day trans-Sierra Nevada ski tour. There’s my friend Terry standing on skis near the bottom left of the photo. Mid to late ‘90s. We were doing the Sierra High Route which is a 40 mile east/west ski traverse of the range topping out at 13,000 feet elevation at it’s highest point and averages around 10,000 feet. In my pack was my 1950s 4x5 Speed Graphic, with film holders and film, which I used to shoot this photo. I remember this was one of those times I had “quit smoking” cigarettes and had taken a pipe with me. After six days of greedily inhaling pipe smoke the first thing I did when returning to civilization was buy a pack of Camel Lights. Ahhh… © Jim Herrington #SierraNevada #ski #skiing #snow #telemark #California #analog #film #4x5 #viewcamera #JimHerrington #PhotoByJimHerrington #freeheel #HighRoute #Sierra #SierraHighRoute #mountains #mountaineering #climbing #alpine #snowski #landscape #ishootfilm
If he were alive I'd have sent him a card... It's the great Charlie Rich's 83rd birthday today. Here's a photo from our lost weekend together in Colt, Arkansas, marked by a modicum of fishing, 24/7 drinking, one of us (not me) almost falling off a cliff and some incredible late-night near-naked Wurlitzer playing (also not me). © Jim Herrington ‪#‎CharlieRich‬ #Memphis #SunRecords #SmashRecords #Arkansas #piano #singer #songwriter #analog #film #Leica #fishing #soul #country #rocknroll #blues #ishootfilm #blackandwhite #birthday #SamPhillips #JimHerrington #1950s #1960s #1970s @TheLegendarySunStudio #Tennessee @Leica_Camera #35mm #musician #drinking #smoking
John Doe has a new and fantastic album coming out soon and I shot the photos for it a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco. Here’s a photo from the shoot of The Westerner himself. The cover also features artwork by Shepard Fairey, you might have heard of him. #JohnDoe #X #album #SanFrancisco #California #Arizona #ShepardFairey #JimHerrington #horses #music #musician #riding @xthebandofficial #punkrock #rocknroll @theejohndoe #TheWesterner @obeygiant #xtheband @featherweightstudio #albumcover #ranch #horse #suit #obeygiant @howegelb #howegelb #giantsand
Nick Lowe, final encore a few years ago at Lincoln Center, NYC. He’s on tour in the US right now, singing better than ever, you’d be plain foolish to miss him. #NickLowe #NYC #NewYorkCity #LincolnCenter #Manhattan #pubrock #Rockpile #ElvisCostello #PhotoByJimHerrington #film #analog #Leica #musician #songwriter #singer #countrysoul #betterthanever #ishootfilm #JimHerrington #35mm #LosStraitjackets #Christmas #CactusBlossoms @thecactusblossoms
The Master himself begins his US tour in a mere 5 days and you don’t have your tickets yet? Here’s a photo I snapped of Nick Lowe doing a crossword puzzle standing up, with no pencil, in France in 2008-sh. #NickLowe #tour #France #StiffRecords #Rockpile #ThePretenders #ElvisCostello #Christmas #music #songwriter #singer #producer #JimHerrington #film #analog #portrait #BrinsleySchwarz #Brentford #Leica #35mm #PhotoByJimHerrington
Happy Thanksgiving. I’m waiting for the turkey to cook and going through the towering pile of negatives that I shot this summer. Here’s one of my photos of the climber Fritz Wintersteller who I photographed a couple of months ago at his home in Salzburg, Austria. Fritz was a prolific climber with a long and notable list of alpine accomplishments but the climb he’s most known for is his 1957 first ascent of 26,414 ft Broad Peak in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With him were Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck and Hermann Buhl, Austrians all of them. While the rest came home safely Buhl fell on an adjacent peak and his body has never been found. My visit with Fritz was fruitful, I got a lot of good photos - this one may or may not make the Legends of Climbing book that I’m finally on the home stretch of. #AustrianKarakoramExpedition #BroadPeak #FritzWintersteller #climb #climbing #climber #analog #film #JimHerrington #LegendsOfClimbing #Karakoram #Pakistan #mountaineering #Leica #35mm #rockclimbing #PhotoByJimHerrington #alpine #1950s #filmphotography #Austria #Salzburg #legend #book
I’m very happy and proud for my good friend Kliph Nesteroff for sticking it out, finishing his amazing book and for all of the insanely good and well deserved attention he’s been getting for it. It only makes sense that Kliph would be with Grove Press, a publisher with unassailable pedigree and history. Barney Rosset bought Grove Press in 1951 and immediately set about turning it into not only one of the most controversial book publishers of the 20th Century but also perhaps the most influential, at least in America. Consider the spinoff that took effect… He brought to US readers Samuel Beckett, Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz. He was the first American publisher of Henry Miller. When Rosset published Miller’s Tropic of Cancer over 60 lawsuits in 21 states were brought against bookshops that sold it. It took years, and it went all the way to the Supreme Court, but Rosset finally scored a major win for free speech and the First Amendment. Grove and Rosset also published William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Hubert Selby Jr. and Jack Kerouac as well as the first American edition of Robert Frank’s seminal photography book The Americans. I spent a day in Barney’s downtown NYC apartment drinking copious amounts of his drink of choice, rum and coke, as he showed me letters from Henry Miller, drawings on napkins by Burroughs, and everything else that might be tucked in a desk drawer or hidden in a book… “Oh look, a postcard from Kerouac…” A significant portion of the day was spent listening to Barney recount his incredible, lifelong friendship with the legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Definitely worthy of a movie, just that part of his life. So anyway Kliph, a good place to land! Here’s a photograph I took of Barney that day, a year and a half before he died. Photo © Jim Herrington #BarneyRosset #GrovePress #EvergreenReview #HenryMiller #WilliamSBurroughs #JackKerouac #author #books #film #analog #PhotoByJimHerrington #NYC #NewYorkCity #PabloNeruda #writers #JimHerrington #shootfilm #blackandwhite #portrait #RobertFrank #photography @classicshowbiz #filmcamera
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