I have been taking photographs for 30 years. I especially love shooting rock 'n' roll bands and shows. I am known in the Central Florida music community as the go-to-guy when it comes to shooting band portraits, "album" covers and live shows.
I also shoot other subjects -- street scenes, kids, animals; anything that catches my eye. My images have been published in "Spin" magazine, "Vanity Fair" magazine and several local newspapers and magazines. I have never had the opportunity to show my best work in one place, so to celebrate 30 years of photography, I am planning a retrospective show (working title: Jim Leatherman's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock 'n' Roll photography 1984-2014). I have been accepted by City Arts Factory for a month-long showing April 16-May 15.
I am lucky to be surrounded by several friends in the music and art community who are helping me plan this show. It truly feels like a family project. Now, I just need to raise the money to make it a dream come true.
Funded by Orlando, FL (March 2015)