Jim Herrington's portraits of musicians and celebrities have appeared on the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Outside and The New York Times as well as on scores of album covers for more than three decades. For nearly twenty years, and while traveling to ten countries, Herrington created a portrait series of early-to-mid 20th Century mountain climbing legends. The result is The Climbers, a collection of sixty black-and-white photographs that document these rugged individualists. Between the 1920s and 1970s these determined men and women used primitive gear along with their considerable wits, talent, and fortitude to tackle unscaled peaks around the world.
In these images, Herrington has captured their humanity, obsession, intellect and frailty. The book received the Grand Prize at the 2017 Banff Film & Book Festival.
Herrington produced the Jerry Lee Lewis episode for the HBO/Cinemax series Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus that premiered September 2017. Herrington’s photography has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous private collections.