Herb Nolan is a photographer and writer living in Chicago. His body of work over the past forty years includes musicians ranging from Charles Mingus and Muddy Waters to Frank Zappa and Tom Waits. Herb shoots on black and white film which he prints and processes himself in his Chicago basement darkroom. Herb captured many luminaries of the jazz and blues scene from his Chicago vantage point, always adopting a relaxed and unstudied approach, even in his performance shots.
His photographs have been shown in the Illinois State Museum, published in Downbeat magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Reader and in many books, magazines, record album and CD covers, and were also included in the documentary "Muddy Waters - Can't be satisfied" as part of Public Television's American Masters series.