"the surfing shop owner"  Image: JB Brookman

“the surfing shop owner” Image: JB Brookman

“Open Daily, Unless Surfing”…

The sign on The Hawaiian Shirt Shop in Downtown Ventura says it all…  When I drove by this business owner, on the way to go thrift store shopping, I knew that I had to come back and take his portrait.  He was sitting out, in the sun- playing a ukulele and talking to the people, walking by.

The man was as nice as you could ever meet and more than willing to be photographed.  A few of the other images that I captured, had him smiling and playing his instrument.  But, I love this one, because it shows the peace and confidence of someone who is extremely content, with their life.



Franklin & Spring Hill Senior Portrait Photographer

Also Serving Brentwood, Leiper’s Fork and the Nashville Areas


“My name is JB Brookman. I’m a rock star concert photographer who grew up shooting the biggest stars in the world. The stages and venues of Hollywood and LA used to be my home, but now I have made a home in the suburbs of Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee. Shooting Taylor Swift, U2, Elton John and Ed Sheeran is great, but my true passion is creating highly stylized, authentic and modern portraits of High School Seniors, making them feel like they are at the center of the stage.”

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