January 27, 2020
File under: Florida editorial photographer
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing fellow photographer Herb Snitzer recently for Florida Trend’s “Icon” series. Since he began his career in the late 50’s, Herb has photographed some of the most famous jazz musicians and personalities of his time. His body of work is truly remarkable; soulful and poignant images of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone… the list goes on. We talked at length about his friendship with Nina Simone, the business of photography (then and now), and his remarkable timing of being in NYC at exactly the right time in history to document his passion for music. Herb has truly had an enviable career, so I photographed him at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida surrounded by his contact sheets, portfolios, and prints. He’s seen here beside his portrait of Dave Brubeck.
You can learn more about Herb and see his work here.