Jonnie Miles

Jonnie Miles

Jonnie Miles is a Scottish rock musician who in 1985 was able to follow his love of photography to New York City, where he built a photography portfolio from the city streets, shooting people and places around the neighborhoods. He was hired by The Crisis Magazine (NAACP) and covered assignments of varying topical issues, such as homelessness and drug addiction. 

One of his first musician portraits was of his Upper West Side neighbor, Doug Lubahn, who played bass with The Doors and Billy Squire. When the legendary B. B. King played at The Beacon Theater, Jonnie got through to his manager (via the Yellow Pages!) who arranged a photo shoot backstage, which was featured in Guitar World Magazine. Then working all out for various publications, photo sessions followed with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Billy Idol, Cab Calloway and other great artists.

Jonnie has worked in many advertising and editorial projects over the years and his fine art prints are in several private collections. Even though he came off the road as a professional musician in 1984, he never gave up playing and is currently with the New York band “A Brief View of the Hudson”.

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  1. Lenny White, NYC 1990
  2. Little Steven, NY 1987
  3. Sonic Youth, NY 1987
  4. Ozzy Osbourne, NYC 1988
  5. Chick Corea, NY 1990
  6. B.B. King, NYC 1986

    Starting at: $250.00

    In 1987 I was working as a freelance photographer for Guitar World magazine in New York, I heard that B.B. King was coming to the Beacon Theatre on Broadway and decided to use my influence at GW to try and swing a photo session with him backstage. I called his office and got through directly to his manager Sid Seidenberg, after a while on the phone he agreed to set it up... in those days you could do that kind of thing! Anyway it all went very well and I ended up working with Sid on several other B.B. King photo projects. Needless to say, being able to meet and photograph the living legend B.B. King was like a dream come true for me, a blues kid from Scotland! Learn More
  7. BB King, NYC 1987

    Starting at: $250.00

    I was employed by BB King's manager, Sid Seidenberg to document the recording session at Studio A, Mediasound. Learn More
  8. Miles Davis and Andy Warhol, NYC 1987

    Starting at: $250.00

    "I went down to the hip New York club The Tunnel where Miles Davis and Andy Warhol were modeling the Japanese designer, Kohshin Satoh's '87 collection. I know that Warhol was not feeling well at the time, and in fact he died on the following Sunday; but t Learn More
  9. Carlos Santana, New York 1988
  10. B.B. King's Hands, NYC 1987

    Starting at: $250.00

    In 1987 I was working as a freelance photographer for Guitar World magazine in New York, I heard that B B King was coming to the Beacon Theatre on Broadway and decided to use my influence at GW to try and swing a photo session with him backstage. I called his office and got through directly to his manager Sid Seidenberg, after a while on the phone he agreed to set it up... in those days you could do that kind of thing! Anyway it all went very well and I ended up working with Sid on several other B B King photo projects. Needless to say, being able to meet and photograph the living legend B B King was like a dream come true for me, a blues kid from Scotland! Learn More

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