Jim's Cover Photos

:  County, Wraparound of The Photographer's Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1st Ed, issued by Countryman Press in Spring 2010; all photography and text by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.042.]
A pre-press "flat" of the cover for The Photographer's Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The New York Times Travel Section

North Carolina: Northern Mountains Region, Avery County, Linville Area, Grandfather Mountain Park, New York Times Travel Section cover for Apr 26, 1998; photo of the road up Grandfather Mountain. [Ask for #990.139.]

Assignment Photographer
NC: Avery County, Linville Area, Grandfather Mountain Park, Switchbacks on approach road, mid-way up mountain. View east towards Grandfather Mountains Highlands Games, in bkgd. [Ask for #235.069.]


NC: Avery County, Linville Area, Grandfather Mountain Park, Switchbacks on approach road, mid-way up mountain. View east towards Grandfather Mountains Highlands Games, in bkgd. [Ask for #235.069.]
  • Jim's photographs have been featured on the covers of 38 books, magazines, and newspapers, ranging from Fodors travel guides to the New York Times Sunday travel section. Here are 37 of them, along with the original photograph.

  • Jim is the author of the Explorer's Guides and the Photographer's Guides shown on this page, as well as the photographer.

  • Jim supplied the interior photography for the five Compass Guides and recieved title page credit as photographer.

  • In addition to the cover photographs, British Heritage magazine has published 78 photo-journalism essays by Jim.

Compass American Guide: North Carolina
Five Editions

:  County, Cover of the book, "North Carolina (3rd Ed)", by Shiela Turnage with photos by Jim Hargan; published by Compass American (Fodors), 2002 [Ask for #990.010.]

Sole Photographer
North Carolina, Front cover of Compass American Guide "North Carolina", 1st edition, written by Sheila Turnage and photographed by Jim Hargan; cover photo by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.049.]

Sole Photographer
Tobacco, drying in a field, in front of a red barn. Location: NC, Yancey County, Mayland Valley, Bald Creek Area, Possum Trot Community. [ref. to #235.305]


Tobacco, drying in a field, in front of a red barn. Location: NC, Yancey County, Mayland Valley, Bald Creek Area, Possum Trot Community. [ref. to #235.305]
North Carolina, Front cover of Compass American Guide "North Carolina", 4th edition, written by Sheila Turnage and photographed by Jim Hargan; cover photo by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.050.]

Sole Photographer
NC: Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Reinhart Knob, MP 430, Roadside view over rhododendrons in spring bloom, towards the Middle Prong Wilderness. [Ask for #242.262.]


NC: Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Reinhart Knob, MP 430, Roadside view over rhododendrons in spring bloom, towards the Middle Prong Wilderness. [Ask for #242.262.]
:  County, Cover of "Compass American's North Carolina", Fifth Edition, photographed by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.024.]

Sole Photographer
View of lighthouse from the west, showing service bldg. Location: NC, Dare County, The Outer Banks, Hatteras National Seashore, Bodie Island Lighthouse. [ref. to #224.454]


View of lighthouse from the west, showing service bldg. Location: NC, Dare County, The Outer Banks, Hatteras National Seashore, Bodie Island Lighthouse. [ref. to #224.454]
North Carolina, Front cover of Compass American Guide "North Carolina", 2nd edition, written by Sheila Turnage and photographed by Jim Hargan; cover photo by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.048.]

Sole Photographer
NC: Buncombe County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Craggy Gardens Area, on Craggy Mtn, Visitors Center & Overlook (MP 365), View over Catawba rhododendron [rhododentron catawbiense] towards Asheville Watershed [Ask for #227.313.]


NC: Buncombe County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Craggy Gardens Area, on Craggy Mtn, Visitors Center & Overlook (MP 365), View over Catawba rhododendron [rhododentron catawbiense] towards Asheville Watershed [Ask for #227.313.]

Explorer's Guide: Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Four Editions

North Carolina, Front cover of "The Explorer's Guide to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains", 4th Edition, written and photographed, including cover shot, by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.047.]

Photographer and Author
NC: Transylvania County, Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, The Cradle of Forestry In America, Restored log cabin; wagon. Near Brevard [Ask for #188.026.]


NC: Transylvania County, Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, The Cradle of Forestry In America, Restored log cabin; wagon. Near Brevard [Ask for #188.026.]
Cover of "The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains: An Explorer's Guide", Third Edition, written and photographed by Jim Hargan.

Photographer and Author
NC: Macon County, Nantahala National Forest, The Northern Nantahala Mountains, Wayah Bald Area, Wayah Bald Tower; view east [Ask for #220.013.]


NC: Macon County, Nantahala National Forest, The Northern Nantahala Mountains, Wayah Bald Area, Wayah Bald Tower; view east [Ask for #220.013.]
Cover of the book, "The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains: An Explorers Guide, 2nd Edition", by Jim Hargan; published by Countryman Press (WW Norton), Apr 2005

Photographer and Author
North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Waynesville Overlook, MP 441, Dawn view over Waynesville, with valley fog and sunrise colors [Ask for #237.512.]


North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Waynesville Overlook, MP 441, Dawn view over Waynesville, with valley fog and sunrise colors [Ask for #237.512.]
North Carolina, Front cover of "The Explorer's Guide to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains", 4th Edition, written and photographed, including cover shot, by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.046.]

Photographer and Author

Other Books

North Carolina, Cover of America the Beautiful: North Carolina, 1st Ed, issued by Firefly Press in Fall 2009; all photography by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.032.]

Photographer
View from the Balsam Crest towards Middle Prong Wilderness in the Pisgah National Forest; rhododendrons. Location: NC, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Flat Gap, MP 435. [ref. to #227.263]


View from the Balsam Crest towards Middle Prong Wilderness in the Pisgah National Forest; rhododendrons. Location: NC, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Flat Gap, MP 435. [ref. to #227.263]


Chosen as a cover for two different books (above)
NC: Yancey County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Black Mountains Section, Mt. Mitchell Overlook (MP 350), Roadside view west over rhododendron flowers, towards Mt. Mitchell. Early summer. [Ask for #232.488.]


NC: Yancey County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Black Mountains Section, Mt. Mitchell Overlook (MP 350), Roadside view west over rhododendron flowers, towards Mt. Mitchell. Early summer. [Ask for #232.488.]


Also chosen as a cover for two different books (below)
TN, Jim's photo of rhododendrons in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the cover of 50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains, 2nd Ed, published in 2001. [Ask for #990.060.]

Cover Art
:  County, Cover of The Photographer's Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1st Ed, issued by Countryman Press in Spring 2010; all photography and text by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.041.]

Photographer and Author
North Carolina: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Thomas Ridge, Front cover of The Photographer's Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1st Ed, issued by Countryman Press in Fall 2010; all photography and text by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.043.]

Photographer and Author
NC: Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Thomas Ridge, View from Thomas Ridge Overlook Morning fog in valleys [Ask for #216.220.]


NC: Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Thomas Ridge, View from Thomas Ridge Overlook Morning fog in valleys [Ask for #216.220.]
VA: Southern Mountains Region, Floyd County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan Area, Mabry Mill, MP 176, "The Shenandoah Valley and the Mountains of the Virginias: An Explorer's Guide", cover by Jim Hargan; Mabry Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway [Ask for #990.023.]

Photographer and Author
VA: Floyd County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan Area, Mabry Mill, MP 176, View of the mill in fall color [Ask for #251.004.]


VA: Floyd County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan Area, Mabry Mill, MP 176, View of the mill in fall color [Ask for #251.004.]
North Carolina: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Thomas Ridge, Front cover of North Carolina: An Explorer's Guide, 1st Ed, issued by Countryman Press in Fall 2010; all photography and text by Jim Hargan. [Ask for #990.044.]

Photographer and Author
NC: Dare County, The Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, Rodanthe, Morning sun hits a beached fishing boat [Ask for #224.413.]


NC: Dare County, The Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, Rodanthe, Morning sun hits a beached fishing boat [Ask for #224.413.]
SC, Jim's photo of wisteria by a gas light in Charleston is on the cover of Great Destinations: The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands Book, 5th Ed (2004) [Ask for #990.061.]

Cover Art
Charleston; The Battery Area -- East Battery Edmonston-Alston House; gas lamp. Location: SC: Charleston County. [ref. to #211.062]


Charleston; The Battery Area -- East Battery Edmonston-Alston House; gas lamp. Location: SC: Charleston County. [ref. to #211.062]
TN, Jim's photo of Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is on the cover of 50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains, 1st Ed (by Doris Grove), 2001 [Ask for #990.059.]

Cover Art
TN: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Blount County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Cades Cove, Rich Mountain Road, Autumn view south over the cove, towards the Great Smoky Mountains; storm clouds wreath the crest in clear skies [Ask for #228.752.]


TN: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Blount County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Cades Cove, Rich Mountain Road, Autumn view south over the cove, towards the Great Smoky Mountains; storm clouds wreath the crest in clear skies [Ask for #228.752.]
North Carolina, Cover of "North Carolina Impressions" by Jim Hargan; rhododendrons on the Blue Ridge Parkway [Ask for #990.025.]

Co-Photographer (with Laurence Parent)
North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Reinhart Knob, MP 430, Roadside view over rhododendrons in spring bloom, towards the Middle Prong Wilderness. [Ask for #242.266.]


North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Haywood County, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Balsam Mountains (South Section), Reinhart Knob, MP 430, Roadside view over rhododendrons in spring bloom, towards the Middle Prong Wilderness. [Ask for #242.266.]
North Carolina: South Coast Region, Bladen County, Elizabethtown Area, Jones Lake State Park, Jim Hargan's photo used for cover of Crusoe's Island, a book by Heather Ross Miller. Sunset on the Bladen Lakes. [Ask for #990.056.]

Cover Art
Dusk view over lake. Location: NC, Bladen County, Elizabethtown Area, Jones Lake State Park. [ref. to #233.318]


Dusk view over lake. Location: NC, Bladen County, Elizabethtown Area, Jones Lake State Park. [ref. to #233.318]

Magazines

North Carolina, Jim's photo of a horse eating snow off a split rail fence at the Pioneer Farm Museum, Great Smoky Mountains Nat Pk, is on the cover of Our State, Jan 2007 [Ask for #990.064.]
Horse eating snow that has accumulated on the top of a split rail fence. Location: NC, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Pioneer Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Ranger Station. [ref. to #223.033]


Horse eating snow that has accumulated on the top of a split rail fence. Location: NC, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Newfound Gap Road, Pioneer Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Ranger Station. [ref. to #223.033]
North Carolina, Jim's photo of the Jackson County Courthouse is on the cover of Our State, Nov 2006 [Ask for #990.066.]
NC: Jackson County, Balsam Mountains, Sylva, Old Jackson County Courthouse West front; fall colors [Ask for #220.278.]


NC: Jackson County, Balsam Mountains, Sylva, Old Jackson County Courthouse West front; fall colors [Ask for #220.278.]
North Carolina: Northern Mountains Region, Watauga County, Boone Area, Valle Crucis, Mast General Store, Our State Cover for March 2006; Mast General Store [Ask for #990.137.]
Window display of toy marbles, for purchase by the pound. PROPERTY RELEASED. Location: NC, Watauga County, Boone Area, Valle Crucis, Mast General Store. [ref. to #237.144]


Window display of toy marbles, for purchase by the pound. PROPERTY RELEASED. Location: NC, Watauga County, Boone Area, Valle Crucis, Mast General Store. [ref. to #237.144]
North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Buncombe County, The Great Craggy Mountains, Weaverville, Zebulon Vance Birthplace, Our State cover for Feb 2006; Vance Birthplace in snow. [Ask for #990.138.]
Log farmhouse viewed over split rail fence, in snow. Location: NC, Buncombe County, The Blue Ridge Mountains, Weaverville Area, Zebulon Vance Birthplace. [ref. to #237.045]


Log farmhouse viewed over split rail fence, in snow. Location: NC, Buncombe County, The Blue Ridge Mountains, Weaverville Area, Zebulon Vance Birthplace. [ref. to #237.045]
North Carolina, Jim's photo of a porch at the Cradle of Forestry in America, is on the cover of Our State, Aug 2005 [Ask for #990.065.]
NC: Transylvania County, Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, The Cradle of Forestry In America, Front porch of log cabin; begonias, rocking chair [Ask for #212.207.]


NC: Transylvania County, Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, The Cradle of Forestry In America, Front porch of log cabin; begonias, rocking chair [Ask for #212.207.]
North Carolina, The April 1998 issue of Our State featured a photo of tulips at Tyron Palace by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.057.]
North Carolina: Central Coast Region, Craven County, New Bern, New Bern Historic District, Tryon Palace State Historic Site, Tulips along picket fence at the Jones House (Museum Shop) [Ask for #224.235.]


North Carolina: Central Coast Region, Craven County, New Bern, New Bern Historic District, Tryon Palace State Historic Site, Tulips along picket fence at the Jones House (Museum Shop) [Ask for #224.235.]
:  County, Cover of the magazine, "Our State" (Jan 1997), featuring cover photo of a potter's studio by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.012.]
North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Henderson County, The Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Apple Country, Fruitland Community, Studio of Michael Sherill, potter, near Hendersonville. RELEASED [Ask for #228.348.]


North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Henderson County, The Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Apple Country, Fruitland Community, Studio of Michael Sherill, potter, near Hendersonville. RELEASED [Ask for #228.348.]
North Carolina: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Swain County, Tuckaseegee Valley, Bryson City, Our State cover for August 1995; vegetable stand outside Bryson City [Ask for #990.136.]
North Carolina: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Swain County, Tuckaseegee Valley, Bryson City, Shuler's Produce Stand. A great stack of fresh tomatoes at one end of an outdoor table, followed by beans, squash, cabbage; peanuts hang in bags. [Ask for #216.015.]


North Carolina: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Swain County, Tuckaseegee Valley, Bryson City, Shuler's Produce Stand. A great stack of fresh tomatoes at one end of an outdoor table, followed by beans, squash, cabbage; peanuts hang in bags. [Ask for #216.015.]
North Carolina, The January 1995 issue of Our State featured a photo of a small town courthouse by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.058.]
North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Henderson County, Hendersonville Area, Hendersonville, Downtown, Henderson County Courthouse Front view of entrance and cupola [Ask for #222.047.]


North Carolina: Central Mountains Region, Henderson County, Hendersonville Area, Hendersonville, Downtown, Henderson County Courthouse Front view of entrance and cupola [Ask for #222.047.]
SC, Jim's photo of the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock NC is on the cover of Carolina Country magazine, Apr 2009 [Ask for #990.062.]
NC: Henderson County, Flat Rock Area, Village of Flat Rock, Carl Sandburg Home Nat. Hist. Site, View over Front Lake to Sandburg Home Home reflected in lake [Ask for #212.081.]


NC: Henderson County, Flat Rock Area, Village of Flat Rock, Carl Sandburg Home Nat. Hist. Site, View over Front Lake to Sandburg Home Home reflected in lake [Ask for #212.081.]
ENG: South West Region, Cornwall, Front cover of British Heritage magazine for January 2010, a photo of sea cliffs at Lands End in Cornwall, by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.055.]
ENG: South West Region, Cornwall, Cornwall AONB, Penwith Peninsula, Pendeen Watch, View south along the cliffs, with the abandoned Geevor tin mine ruins in the background [Ask for #268.221.]


ENG: South West Region, Cornwall, Cornwall AONB, Penwith Peninsula, Pendeen Watch, View south along the cliffs, with the abandoned Geevor tin mine ruins in the background [Ask for #268.221.]
ENG: Southern Region, Dorset, Front cover of British Heritage magazine for July 2007, a photo of Thomas Hardy's boyhood cottage in Dorset, by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.053.]
ENG: Southern Region, Dorset, The Frome Valley, Dorchester Area, Higher Brockhampton, The Thomas Hardy Cottage (Hardy's Birthplace) (Nat. Trust). Front view over gardens in spring blooms; iris, left [Ask for #243.333.]


ENG: Southern Region, Dorset, The Frome Valley, Dorchester Area, Higher Brockhampton, The Thomas Hardy Cottage (Hardy's Birthplace) (Nat. Trust). Front view over gardens in spring blooms; iris, left [Ask for #243.333.]
ENG: East Anglia Region, Cambridgeshire, The Fens, Ely, Front cover of British Heritage magazine for March 2007, a photo of Ely's docks on the Ouse River, in the Cambridgeshire Fens, by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.054.]
ENG: East Anglia Region, Cambridgeshire, The Fens, Ely, Riverside, Great River Ouse, A view towards the quay, with canal boats in this navigable river. [Ask for #259.388.]


ENG: East Anglia Region, Cambridgeshire, The Fens, Ely, Riverside, Great River Ouse, A view towards the quay, with canal boats in this navigable river. [Ask for #259.388.]
ENG: East Midlands Region, Rutland, Front cover of British Heritage magazine for May 2005, a photo of a windmill in Rutland, by Jim Hargan [Ask for #990.052.]
ENG: East Midlands Region, Rutland, River Welland Valley, Barrowden, The Windmill, View of restored windmill (now a self-catering cottage) on a hillside above the village [Ask for #256.155.]


ENG: East Midlands Region, Rutland, River Welland Valley, Barrowden, The Windmill, View of restored windmill (now a self-catering cottage) on a hillside above the village [Ask for #256.155.]
Cover of the magazine, "British Heritage" (May 2004), featuring cover photo and story by Jim Hargan, "Leeds: Castle of Queens"
ENG: Kent , The Medway Valley, Leeds Castle and Gardens, Moat and Castle, Wide view of entire castle and moat, in strong morning sun and clear sky [Ask for #248.368.]


ENG: Kent , The Medway Valley, Leeds Castle and Gardens, Moat and Castle, Wide view of entire castle and moat, in strong morning sun and clear sky [Ask for #248.368.]
North Carolina, Jim's photo of a tree-lined street in Charlotte on the cover of American Forest magazine, Aug 2005 [Ask for #990.063.]
Trees along sidewalk by Hertford Road. Location: NC, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Myers Park. [ref. to #215.082]


Trees along sidewalk by Hertford Road. Location: NC, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Myers Park. [ref. to #215.082]
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