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Lou Bopp, on location commercial photographer, advertising photographer

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Rose & I spent part of the day on Sat. and drove to the San Diego - Tijuana border, as far southwest as one can go, near the beach. We went to a really interesting place, called Friendship Circle.

It's unique in that Friendship Circle is located within the Border Patrol’s enforcement...

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I love mountains, high dessert, lakes etc. but the #Everglades is still my jam! I was in FL this week to work on an intense project, one that I've been sporadically working on for about 2 years. At some point I look forward to sharing the details. After I wrapped, I picked up some rations and...

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Look what hit the airwaves last week, a news feature on yours truly

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi

I hope that you enjoy these images from my recent trip to Zimbabwe. They were made on a water safari on Lake Kariba and then we went on a land safari in Hwange National...

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To see far is one thing: going there is another. - Constantin Brancusi

I suck at vacations, I just do, I've tried. Plop me at a resort, I'm going to feel caged and will break free to find life on the other side of the fence. I'm a traveler at heart. I like the unknown, the unexpected, to...

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Photos out of a few of my hotel (and overnight plane) window's. The challenge, one shot, one image only...but you knew that;)

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Portraits of John McEnroe & Mark Philippoussis. I got to hit with these two legends before I made these images, how cool is that?! #youcannotbeserious Retouching by @dannyhommes

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Immigrant from Iraq

The Fall 2018 Workbook is out! I. Am. Somebody. This image is from a series of portraits that I've been working on for over a year. It's a personal project focusing on immigrants from the 7 countries on the 2017 travel ban list. My goal is to put a face to the countries. Before we go there, this...

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Portraits of Immigrants for around the world at Festival of Nations

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I had a shoot in Kenya recently and one of the locations was at a rural secondary school near the equator. Some of the kids were studying for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. It's an intense examination. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students take the exam after...

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Woman Running the NYC Half Marathon

This was a new course for the NYC Half. I was assigned Chinatown. Although it's a great location to shoot, I was chasing light all morning. It was bright & sunny, clean cold air which made things pretty contrasty. Where the sun didn't shine, the shadows were deep & dark. I was looking...

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Red Rose

The red rose symbolizes courage, respect & prosperity. In the Tarot the rose is considered a symbol of balance and expresses new beginnings, promise & hope and its thorns stand for protection, loss, thoughtlessness, physicality. During the renaissance a rose with 8 petals was a message...

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A High Water Pour Over Absinthe

The history of absinthe is a long & mysterious one. Hallucinations, craziness, murders, diabolical shit, it was outlawed in the US, as well as in France & Switzerland until the 2000's. The first drink was made for medicinal purposes. In the late 1800's Parisian artists, poets, writers...

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Nothing has changed: as in the past, I allow myself one photo out of my window from every hotel that I stay in. Here's the partial list from 2017 -> insert drum roll here.

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...they're the best! This is my second year shooting this piece for my good friend Steve Hartman & his On The Road segment (every Friday on CBS Evening News, The Sunday Morning Show & all over the internets, watch it!) Steve is one of the best story tellers & editors in the...

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Happy Hollidays! I've been sitting on this image for 9 whole months LOL...If this doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, well then you're screwed;) This is the masterful blues musician Pat Thomas, one of my all time favorites in the delta. When I made this image of him it was mid March. I'm an...

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United Way Print Ad, Heroin

Always an honor to shoot for the United Way especially as a commercial photographer in St. Louis, my hometown. We had a great production and video from #OnceFilms & great client, thanks Mark! On the first shoot day it rained like crazy, which...

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Portraits of diversity is my global study of the beauty of differences. In all of us. Portraits of folks from Chile, W. Africa, Polynesia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, India, Columbia, Japan, Greece, Ireland and other countries. As a commercial photographer St. Louis & New York City and a...

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Photos of the solar eclipse 2017 in the totality zone of Pacific, MO.

I have to confess that I didn't think much about shooting the actual eclipse yesterday. However, I was very interested in people watching the eclipse. To me that's where the action was, I'm a lifestyle...

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I like the window seat. Even after all of the miles that I have flown, I gaze, I find inspiration, relaxation, meditation, energy, solitude...I'm tucked in a corner and I'm curious of my surroundings, even 1000's of feet high. I'm an on location commercial photographer, advertising photographer...

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Excited to announce that "my" USPS Forever stamp was officially introduced last Fri. 3/31/2017 at the Bicentennial celebration for Mississippi. #MS200 #visitMS #USPS Check out the short vid....

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