Lou Bopp, on location commercial photographer, advertising photographer
Rooms with a view 2022
2022 Hotel room views. Only one photo, one chance challenge of the view out of every one of my hotel room windows.more
Rooms with a view 2021
Better than 2020 for sure, here's a few views from 2021. Again, the challenge is, no multiple photos, only one photo of the view out of my hotel room window.more
Rooms with a view 2020
Obviously a really thin year for hotels stays, and travel in general. Got a few in, here's my 2020 pics out of my hotel window's.
Again, the challenge is, no multiple photos, only one actuation of the view out of my room window.more
Productions During a Pandemic
COVID-19. Zooms. Antigen. Rapid tests, respirators, surgical masks, 6 feet, N95, droplets, quarantine, hot states, sanitizer, false negatives, social distance, face shields, 3-layered H13 HEPA Filter, asymptomatic, CCO (COVID Compliance Officer), microns etc….all words that I never thought would...more
CBS Sunday Morning | Lou Bopp
Thanks to the CBS Sunday Morning Show & Lee Cowen for a great feature that they did on my isolation series! Shoutouts to the many bts folks such as Jon Carras, Robert Marston and my friend Steve Hartman, and to all of those that appeared in front of my glass! 🎺 + ☀️ art!more
During the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we are working to connect with creative buyers for clean and safe productions while stay-at-home restrictions are in place.
-Centrally located on a small, private and quiet lane St. Louis suburb, 15 minutes west of downtown and 12 minutes south...more
Portraits of Mandated Isolation -> Isolation -> Emergence
Portraits of mandated isolation through the emergence process. As documented during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic crisis.more
Rooms with a view 2019
Photos out of a few of my hotel window's. One click. One image. That's the challenge.more
US Mexico Border
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...more
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...more
Local Love, TV Action
Look what hit the airwaves last week, a news feature on yours trulymore
"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...more
Food. Water. Shelter. Happiness.
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...more
Rooms with a view 2018
Photos out of a few of my hotel (and overnight plane) window's. The challenge, one shot, one image only...but you knew that;)more
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 @dannyhommesmore
Workbook Spread Fall 2018
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...more
People of the World
Portraits of Immigrants for around the world at Festival of Nationsmore
A Kenyan Exam
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...more
2018 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...more
Valentine's Day Paris
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...more
Warning Absinthe! Tame Spirit or Dark Intoxicant?
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...more
Hotel Room Views 2017
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.more
Secret Santa's Sleigh Rides
...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...more
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...more
United Way Campaign 2017
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...more
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...more
Solar Eclipse 2017
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...more
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...more
My USPS Forever Stamp
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....more
St. Anthony's Medical Center
- Client: St. Anthony's Medical Center
- Project: Ad Campaign
A stills/motion piggyback shoot for St. Anthony's Medical Center, we were hired to help make their vision come to life. Shooting at 6 locations over 2 days, it was a fast-paced shoot indeed....more
Hotel Room Views 2016
You know the drill, every hotel that I stay in I take one photo out of the window. That's the challenge....the things I do for fun! So as not to overwhelm, here's but a few from 2016.more
Happy Holidays 2016!
Happy Holidays from Lou!more
We laughed we cried the cockles of our hearts were warmed like never before! Secret Santa enlists law enforcement to hand 100's to those who appear to need it the most.
As an advertising photographer, I don't get to shoot that much editorial these days, but I had the good fortune to...more
I Have a USPS Stamp
I'm pretty stoked about this, the US Postal Service just announced a stamp with one of my photos. It's not a 1, 3 or even 20 Cent stamp, it's a Forever one, First Class stamp, baby! It honors Mississippi’s designation as the birthplace of the blues & the photo is of the great Jimmy "Duck"...more
United Way Campaign 2016
It was an honor and always inspiring to shoot for the United Way. We had a great production team from #rukus. I shot stills of 3 VERY inspirational people and their families. To see more of their stories &...more
New Director Reel
Well this is looong overdue, high time to give a little love'n to my new director's reel. Huge thanks to rukus post, Director of Photography Jon Michael Ryan, Jeff Brierly, my über agents Kathy McGuire-Mullins & K2 Creative. #letsmakemotionmore
People, places & things...nola rich vibe~ola! Some bts from New Orleans. I've been wanting to share these pics since way-back-when in April. I thought that some of the peripheral content derived from the project was pretty interesting. There's a quality of natural day light in The Big Easy...more
In case you're curious, here are the top 5 places in the U.S where you're most likely to be murdered, mostly by firearms...but that's another topic.
Within the last year, as a advertising photographer / on location commercial photographer, I have visited for one reason or another 4 out of...more
This Is Art
What's in your bag?
.....I get that question a lot. So folks, here you go, I've exploded 3 of my bags below for your eyes only. These are the bags that I carry everywhere whilst on a project, whether I'm shooting stills or directing motion....yes, I still lug around the stills gear for directing, it can be...more
The National Blues Museum
I am thrilled, humbled & honored to share the news that the new The National Blues Museum in St. Louis MO, has recently acquired the 3 images below for their permanent collection. All three will be printed at 5 feet across. The Museum is...more
Hotel Room Views 2015
My much anticipated (lol) annual pictures-out-my-hotel-windows are up! As an on location photographer I travel quite a bit and I've been making images out of my hotel windows for many many years. The following is a partial list from 2015. One rule, it's simple: I have one push of the button to...more
The Museum of the City of New York Exhibition
I'm honored to have 10 images, that I've made over the years of the NYC Marathon, on display at The Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition is titled The New York City Marathon: The Great Race. I've been shooting the marathon for about 9...more
2015 TCS New York City Marathon
Lou Bopp at the The City of New York Museum
Lou has been photographing the NYC Marathon for 9 years now and is part of the newest exhibition at...more
I just saw a post on the Antonov, the worlds largest production plane and the heavy weight champion of the skies, over on FB yesterday and posted a portion of the following and thought I’d do the same here with a little bit more of a personal touch.
I rode in an #Antonov for about 18 hours...more
Amory B. Lovins
He’s one of my hero’s, Amory B. Lovins, chief scientist and cofounder of The Rocky Mountain Institute www.rmi.org in Snowmass, CO. He’s a world leader in energy efficiency. His home in Snowmass, CO is passive which means...more
Marley Coffee Brand Library
Lou Bopp recently started working with a new client documenting...more
No Woman No Cry…..
I was in Jamaica shooting for Marley Coffee last month when I came across this man, Georgie. As in Georgie who’s featured in Bob Marley’s song, No Woman, No Cry. How cool is that!!? Evidently, prior to Bob’s death in 1981, he promised Georgie that he would always have a home. So now Georgie...more
National Arts Club NYC
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lou Bopp’s journey deep into the south began on a motorcycle, traveling Highway 61, through the heart of Mississippi. His love of the Blues fueled his explorations, where he found not only the Delta Bluesman, but also a lasting...more
Save the date~
Production moving right along….gearing up for the opening reception at the National Arts Club in NYC, featuring my Mississippi project. Opening night scheduled for May 27th. Stay tuned, details to follow.more
Now that the dust is settling…..
…….and the America Advertising Awards (ADDY) season is upon us I am happy to announce that we won ourselves a few.
Mississippi Tourism campaign~ Gold at 2 levels, on to the next. See 2 samples below. Advertising photographer.more
Group photo from yesterday’s United Way shoot, well fed client & crew = happy shoot.more
Heya folks, what would you do, if for example you were in a high rise & experienced an earthquake? I’ll bet that the west cost peopes would know, but the rest of the country? Kirsten Shawn, our host, asked the unsuspecting this question and many more and got some great & very diverse...more
New Dog Smell
It’s a girl! Meet Chelsea. She’s a Mastiff mix that we rescued in November about 3 hours out of St. Louis from a shelter in Dent County, MO, meth capital USA! She was an 80 lbs puppy and it was love at first sight! Welcome to the family Chels!more
Best Travel Spot of the Week
Our Mississippi spot was awarded as one of the “Best Travel Ads of the Week: Destinations Tells Travelers to Let Loose.” So says Skift. Can’t...more
HuffPo Arts & Culture: The Last Old School Mississippi Blues Musicians
Super cool to be featured in the Huffington Post Arts & Culture section, penned by Priscilla Frank. We added a few more pics for this one! Click on the photo’s or follow this link to view....more
Feature Shoot Post
Thanks to the folks at Feature Shoot for doing a story on my Mississippi blues project, great piece written by Kayla Chobotiuk! Click on any of the 3 images below or this link to view the story....more
Hotel Room Views 2014
Every hotel that I stay in I make one photo out of my window. Just one. I try to make something, often times out of nothing, and I have one push of the button to do it #minichallenge. Some rooms I arrive late and leave before sunrise, I’m there for mere hours, in darkness. I note the hotel,...more
Wearing his XMAS best, beard & all, the infamous William Seaberry happy holidays y’all!more
Because of this picture I am a photographer. I made this about 25 years ago this week in Berlin, as a tourist & a professional student. I literally had one foot in West Berlin and one foot in East Berlin and shot 2 frames before East German guards & dogs pushed me back into the west. I...more
Boy Scout boards, outdoor has returned
We were tapped by Advertising Savants via Tangent Mind this summer to make these images and more for The Boy Scouts of America, specifically for these boards. #compositioncritical It was an awesome adventure fueled shoot….rocks, snakes, water, horses, heat, rockets, sweat are just a few words...more
NYC Marathon 2014
Always a blast to shoot one of the great sporting events, this is my 7th NYC Marathon and it never gets dull! While not traditionally a sports shooter, but I did intern at Sports Illustrated in another era, I love the action, emotion & vibe of it all. My area this year was b/t mile 8 &...more
Visit Mississippi Production
This state never ceases to amaze me, love Mississippi! Last month we made 3 more Mississippi Tourism spots and shot stills. The Clients, DoP Jon Michael Ryan/Tangent Mind, Jim Smith our Producer & the crew in Mississippi all rock! The fruits of our labor will be forthcoming, but for now...more
Where have you been all my life?! I recently had a couple of down days there, such a cool place~ Geoduck, guitarporn, Gehry, Hendrix, SAM, flying fish, coffee, water, gum, Oysters, architecture, islands, ferries, music, sushi, great peopes…..just a few of the highlights. I shall return.more
More Ferguson Portraits & Words
These portraits were made during & after the #Ferguson MO riots, as well as at Michael Brown’s funeral yesterday. I asked each subject to express themselves on paper, to write in their own words, in their handwriting. I thought that it would be an interesting way to see & hear people in...more
I think I’ll lighten the mood with this post, compared to that last one. This is about Green Penguins. The #21cMuseumHotels are a great place, mini museums, I love what Curator Alice Stites has done with their collection.
Those of Ferguson….
These portraits were made during & after the #Ferguson MO riots, as well as at Michael Brown’s funeral yesterday. I asked each subject to express themselves on paper, to write in their own words, in their handwriting. I thought that it would be an interesting way to see & hear people in...more
Mississippi Tourism Ads
It was truly an honor to shoot the following ads for Mississippi Tourism. A state that I am not from but feel so much a part of. I am there so much these days, I am looking into an apartment, more on that to come. For now however, checkout a few of the print ads that we shot back in February,...more
Now that’s Italian!
Well hello Maria Grammatico! She’s the subject of the book Bitter Almonds: Recollections and Recipes from a Sicilian Girlhood. I had the good fortune to shoot her at her bakery in the mountain town of Erice, Sicily a few days ago….and what’a a bakery it ’tis!more
Beautiful Bike & Other Images from France
I shot this relic of a bike in Puy-l’Évêque, France about this time last year. That was also the trip that reconfirmed a few things in life: that my 5 yr. old daughter is a chip of the ole block and loves to travel, explore & is as curious as her Dadio! And it’s never too late to in life to...more
France Loves the Blues
Wonderful Machine Blog
Click on the image below & take a journey to Wonderful Machine & read a blog by Liz Ream and get a little 411 on a recent project that we shot in MS, good stuff! Mississippi Magic!more
Chicago Gallery, Opening Night
Big thanks to everyone that came out to my opening in Chicago last Friday, the response was awesome & humbling, great to see old friends & meet new ones. Normally I don’t like crowds, but this was group was super fine!more
Featured in PDN May 2014
Great article in PDN about yours truly, written by writer Dzana Tsomondo. Thanks PDN!
THIS MONTH: Lou Bopp’s portraits of blues musicians.
A personal project documenting blues musicians helped commercial photographer Lou Bopp land exhibitions and...more
August House Gallery, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Chicago: August House Studio presents “The Mississippi Delta Blues Project.” Opening Friday, May 2, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and on exhibit through Saturday, May 24. The Mississippi Delta Blues Project is a photographic exhibition of the faces, places, talent and tragedy that...more
Mississippi Homecoming, TV Spots
Here are the 4 spots for the the Mississippi Homecoming campaign, click on the images below to view them.
And by the way, the music spot was selected last week by travel expert...more
Mississippi Tourism BTS
I’ve been shooting in Mississippi so often over the years that many are convinced that I have another family there….for the record, I don’t:)
Most recently I was brought on by The Ramey Agency to direct four 30 sec. broadcast spots and stills for the Mississippi Tourism Homecoming...more
I shoot at least a couple of marathons every year, awesome events. Combine grit, determination, challenge, ego whatever and toss in thousands (20,000+ yesterday) of characters of which I’d say 99.8% of the them are NOT there to win the race because they have absolutely no chance of winning the...more
My brief encounter with Pete Seeger
RIP Pete Seeger. I had a pretty cool interaction with Pete Seeger in 2001. For about 5 years we owned & lived in a beautiful old brownstone in Harlem on 122nd b/t Douglas & Powell. It was an awesome street, beautiful homes & great neighbors, most of which I don’t see as much as I...more
For those who haven’t heard my voice in awhile, listen to me. Here’s an 8 min. podcast via KDHX 88.1 FM in Saint Louis about my Portraits of the Blues expo at the...more
NYC Marathon 2013
Outtakes from the 2013 NYC Marathon……in chronological order. I was positioned on 1st Ave. from the 59th St. Bridge through the 60’s & with a 3 hr window to make these. Love this event! Just me & a few cameras and thousands and thousands of subjects! Nothing compared to the 26+ miles for...more
Sheldon Opening Night Time Lapse
Opening Night at the Sheldon Galleries from Lou Bopp on Vimeo.
To see the opening night of my exhibition Portraits of the Blues in just one of the rooms at the Sheldon Galleries in St. Louis, MO in...more
Multi image Pano Selfies
Rented the Memphis Liberty Bowl Stadium last month & shot some pano’s & 360’s for a client. Then shot some 360° selfies……more
Opening of my Mississippi Blues Exhibition
If you are seeing this, you’re invited to my gallery opening at Sheldon Art Galleries.more
The National Civil Rights Museum
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King, JR. I was in Memphis recently shooting for Intel and of course had to stop by the The National Civil Rights Museum.more
My Lil Traveler
Right before I took this photo as we circled near London, Rose exclaimed, “London looks like one big doll house daddy!!more
A Very Fashionable Interview
Folks, this is what you all have been waiting for, I know it! An article about my personal style & fashion. Yes, you read that right, me & fashion in the same sentence. Say whaaa!? It was an honor & a surprise to be featured by the revered...more
CNN Photos. Juke joints keep the blues alive
Thanks CNN for featuring some of my juke joint photos in the CNN Photos blog section, love the photo driven philosophy. Now you know where I’m spending my nightsmore
Most of the time when I’m on a shoot in a new place and I find myself with bit of spare time, which is rare, what do I do? I shoot! Last month down south, had about 40 min. of down time and saw these southern gents at the Senatobia Fire Station so I popped in & said hello. Nice as could be,...more
The Perils of Flying
I snapped this image a couple of weeks ago, after waiting hours upon hours for that last flight home, we finally boarded the plane around midnight and end up sitting near a wasted dude who for some reason deemed it acceptable to pass out and kick his fetid feet up & violate the personal...more
Purina Cat Chow Project, 50 Years. 50 Shelters.
When the video extraordinaries at Tangent Mind recently brought me on board to shoot stills for a Purina Cat Chow project, 50 Years. 50 Shelters. I jumped at the chance! The project primarily consisted of documenting the rehabbing of animal shelters around the country and shooting portraits of...more
Long time no blog.…busy…..busy is good! In the last month or so I hit the button for KU, Purina, GE Transportation, the Brooklyn Half Marathon and a web series called Moonshine & Mojo Hands, the first-ever blues music...more
Sunday at Verna’s
As some of you may recall I used to live and had my studio & office in a great old Harlem brownstone that we bought in the late 90’s. It was one of the richest experiences ever, and the life long friends that I made on just that one block on 122nd St. are amazing and endure.
NYC Half 2013
Got the nod to shoot the NYC Half Marathon again, thankfully it was clear (but FREEZING!), had a great position & freedom to roam 7th Ave. b/t Cen. Pk. and 50th. As is typical, some of the most interesting shots are not of the subjects that I was there for, but on the periphery. Here’s a few...more
Do Not Touch
Daughter like father LOL
MoMa Sculpture Garden.more
Print Is Back!
Our newest promo card. Want? Just let us know….more
Cow to cup
Now that’s fresh! These days, per law (different states different laws) this is way too fresh to drink and is considered only legal to provide to your pet, unless it’s pasteurized.
Thanks to the great folks at...more
4 Addy’s for my Route 66 Promo!
Congratulations & huge shout-outs to Pete Jacaty of Jacaty + Associates and Tim Ravenna of Ravenna Design and the rest of the team! 4 ADDY Awards at the Ft. Lauderdale ADDY’s on Friday night for the design of my Route 66 promotional...more
Trader’s Point Creamery
Great shoot in Zionsville, IN! Stellar people, great crew. Trader’s Point Creamery is a true American classic, family-owned organic, grass fed dairy farm, artisan cheese makers & general store, plus they have an outstanding restaurant on the farm called The Loft, it’s a destination kind of...more
Holiday Fund Raiser at the Ritz
Tea at the Ritz with my Daughter and some of her lady friends. Fortunate that we can participate in the Friends of Kids with Cancer fund raiser event. All of the holiday party’s combined this season can’t touch a fund raiser for a great cause!...more
Down & Out in Cairo (IL)
I’ve been to a lot of sleepy little downtowns. Cairo, Illinois is not one of them. It’s a down & outer, yet it has a lot of remarkable architectural features and an overall beautiful vibe locked in time and shrouded with overgrown weeds and plywood.
Cairo, IL has a rich history, to...more
The Condom Machine
Ladies, I have no idea if you know this or not but hanging on the walls inside many of men’s lavatories in gnarly gas stations & convenience stores throughout America are ugly beat metal boxes with locks the size of fists. They sell items like Rugged ‘n’ Ready, Horney Goat Weed, Tingler...more
The Pit Bulls Series 1
I’m always shooting something, multiple projects in the hopper, ongoing, never ending, welcome to my life. Over the last 10 years or so I’ve been shooting a series on PB’s & their owners, never really unleashed any of the images until now…here are a few of them.
When I started making...more
Geneva Arts Festival, Behind the Scenes Blues Tour
What a week….NYC, St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris, back to Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis and then to Dallas-> Home. The majority of that was spent touring with 3 of the most amazing living blues musicians of our time and featured artists in the film documentary...more
Route 66 Promotional Piece
I love great design. And that is exactly what I got from Project Manager/Quality Controller Pete Jacaty (Jacaty & Associates), Design/Art Director Tim Ravenna (Ravenna Productions) in Miami. They created a promo book from my Route 66 project & hit it out’a the park!! Respect!
Refreshed Web Site & Other News
Nothing quite matches the buzz of a newly refreshed web site, never really EVER finished, but at least this phase is wrapped. Personally I think that the coolest part of this refresh are the scaling photos….if you like’em big, now you can scale them to the size of your screen. There’s also a lot...more
Geneva Art Festival
This ought’a be good….traveling to Geneva, Switzerland on Aug. 19th to screen our documentary film We Juke Up In Here at the Geneva Art Festival. In addition to that, I’ll have some of my Mississippi Blues prints hanging in a gallery...more
Biking Capital of the World
So many hazards when crossing the street of Amsterdam, it’s an urban city full of silent, energy saving, exercise provoking, nonpolluting projectiles being operated by a seemingly happy and fit population. Ride.more
Well that was a nourishing month, talk about being shrouded with good vibe, creativity & community……have to give a shout to a few of the peopes that we’ve crossed paths with lately.
In early June we celebrated with Andrew Millner, the highly acclaimed artist, his birthday dinner....more
London Heathrow T 5
BA's Gateway to the worldmore
Invitation for We Juke Up In Here World Premier
April 13th, yes that’s a Fri. folks! Tempt superstition, come on down & check out the world premier of our new documentary movie We Juke Up In Here. FREE reception with apps & drinks, live blues, followed by a free screening of the...more
MOVIE PREMIER We Juke Up In Here!
Huge shout out to all of the peeps who came out for the premier of our new documentary film We Juke Up In Here last Friday! Every seat filled, standing room only, humbled to see everyone…THANK YOU!!!more
ABS Magazine Reverend John Wilkins Cover
Happy to have the cover of one of Europe’s premier blues magazines, ABS Magazine out of France. Merci beaucoup!more
My Zero & I
I was thinking the other day; what’s the 1 piece of equipment that I’ve had AND used the longest? Hands down it’s my Zero Halliburton Case. Cameras? Please. Other cases? Swap them out too often. Len’s? Shattered. Strobes? Smoked! Even tripods have come & gone.
For the most part I use...more
Sign of a good hotel???more
….love the Tate Britain.more
Lighting with an iPhone app
Lighting an image with a free iPhone app called MyLite. It’s actually a pretty robust flashlight. Compare the center “R” on the top photo to the one on the bottom. On the bottom image, during a 15 sec. exposure, I “painted” / lit the center “R”. Lighting it makes all of the difference. Image...more
For Blues Culture, Watch the Documentary Film "We Juke Up In Here"
Want some blues culture, then watch the amazing film documentary on Mississippi Delta Juke Joints called "We Juke Up In Here".more
Have to see it in person, but here are a few pics of Maurizio Cattelan, ALL exhibition at the Guggenheim. Love it or hate, sure to generate a reaction. What’s yours?more
The letter arrived white and nondescript except with the initials IRS, top leftt. I had been randomly chosen for a “2009 examination”, never saw the word audit I guess that’s so yesteryear. My initial reaction was fright, despair, head rushing blood, time loss &...more
NYC Bus Ad
Nice to see my images in print, especially outdoor.more
Outtakes from the 2011 NYC Marathon
For the last few years I’ve shot the NYC Marathon, and every year I get assigned a new assignment. My Marathon shoots are often not about the elite runners or even winning & losing, it’s more about the human experience, emotion of the 47,000 participants, volunteers, behind the scenes...more
Blue Front Cafe Living Breathing Portrait
1 Minute portrait of the infamous Blue front Cafemore
West Texas Creative Shoot & Ride
Day 7: Literally blown out of Texas high winds white knuckle ride, and on to the famed pavement of……..
Day 6: Once a decade or so I think it’s good for the body & head to experience a real or perceived near death incident, keeps the blood flowing and the appreciation of life tends to...more
Nothing like a good juke joint shoot on a warm Mississippi night in October. I’m not sure what the magic is, but I have rarely been to a juke, and I’ve been to many, where the vibe isn’t great. There’s always a celebration of living within those shake’n walls. Stock markets, wars, economies,...more
New Body of work just posted, Southern Man, a few samples here, to view more check out www.LouBopp.commore
Stephen P. Jobs
An excerpt from Steve Jobs 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University:
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “no” for...more
Feast on this, 5pointz in Queens…graffiti heaven, inspiring place. Been noticing it for years off of the LIE, and finally decided to investigate, and so glad I did! Also, MOMA PS1 is also right around the corner.Take the 7 to Court Sq., and follow the tracks across the street, very close from...more
We Juke Up In Here!!!
Shooting a documentary expose on Mississippi juke joints. Shooting vid & stills and working with the best; award winning film makers Jeff Konkel of Broke and Hungry Records and Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art. Slated for an April 2012 release. Viewers are taken below the...more
Pete’s Tavern….oldest bar in NYC, open whilst lessor bars closed!
Oh and this is my first blog on the new site build, boom! I should probably drop a few key words like, on location commercial photographer, advertising photographer, location commercial photographer, industrial photographer...more