Podcast 187: Jim Herrington

Jim Herrington is one of the most accomplished music photographers of our time and the guy behind some truly iconic shots of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and other legends of country, blues and rock & roll. He’s been a longtime contributor to the Fretboard Journal; you may remember the incredible short story and photograph he contributed to our magazine upon tracking down Mickey Baker in rural France.

Herrington has his first coffee table book out and, no, it’s not on music heroes. The Climbers is a photo-laden book that features unforgettable portraits of the icons of the climbing/mountaineering world. On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to Herrington about his start in photography, his techniques for getting these incredible shots of artists and athletes and his plans for another book, based on musicians. It’s an enlightening and fun chat with one of our favorite contributors.

This week’s episode is sponsored by Dying Breed Music.