Jim Shaughnessy with his latest book: Essential Witness.

Last month I visited with Jim Shaughnessy, who shared with me his latest book Essential Witness that features some of his finest vintage black & white photographs.

I’ve enjoyed this wonderful book, not only for the exceptionally well composed images of railroading, and its beautiful black & white reproduction but because Jim has photographed in many of the same places that I often make my own images.

This gives me a greater perspective and appreciation for both railroading and railroad photography.

I made these portraits of Jim using my Nikon F3 with 50mm lens. Keeping with tradition, I exposed Kodak Tri-X processed in Ilford Perceptol stock.

Jim is selling signed copies of his book. You may contact Jim via email at: JShaughnessy@nycap.rr.com

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One thought on “Jim Shaughnessy with his latest book: Essential Witness.”

  1. That second portrait is classic.

    Maybe you should take more of them.

    I wouldn’t mind being the subject if I got a result like that.

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