jim bennett @ photobakery



I'm Jim Bennett, owner and founder of Photo Bakery.  I'm a freelance photographer and photo crew manager.  I love taking pictures.

I strive for crisp detail, evocative lighting and a visual narrative in my images. I often shoot live music, events, group & individual portraits, headshots, red carpets and other entertainment work and commercial work.

I'm a contributor to Getty Images, where my work is featured around the world. I shoot for KEXP radio in Seattle, where I got started as a photographer and love to support to the station's mission. I contribute to Rolling Stone on occasion, and have contributed to Billboard, Spin, Kerrang!, Mojo, American Songwriter and many other outlets.

I live in Seattle with my wife and dog. I ride a bicycle pretty often, explore cooking ideas most days, and travel frequently for work and pleasure.

I have the extremely good fortune to work with some stellar clients including Pearl Jam, Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, SubPop Records and Judd Apatow.  I'm a Nikon Professional, an ambassador for Black Rapid camera straps and a member of the Recording Academy.

Notable photo coverage includes:

Eddie Vedder European Tour 2019 (6 shows)
Pearl Jam Home and Away Shows 2018 (3 shows)
SXSW in Austin, TX (12 years)
Austin City Limits Festival (12 years)
Sasquatch! Festival (9 years)
Iceland Airwaves Festival (8 years)
Bumbershoot Festival (5 years)
Lollapalooza Festival (3 years)
Ohana Festival (3 years)
BottleRock Festival (2 years)
• Many other festivals including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Outside Lands, Fortress Festival, Pemberton, and the OFF! Festival.

When I need photography done - for whatever reason - the first thing I'll do is try to get on Jim's schedule.

             - Elizabeth DeNoma

Notable photo crew management includes:

• Scheduling all photography across a crew of 10 photoraphers for KEXP Radio in Seattle (2022 is inaugural year)
• Hiring and managing a crew of 4 photographers & 1 editor for Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle (7 years)
• Planning coverage for and managing a crew of 3-4 photographers for MoPop'sFounders Award Benefit in Seattle (6 years)
• Hiring and managing a crew of 3 photographers for Thing! in Fort Worden, WA (2022 will be year 2)