Photography Blues: Portraits of Legendary Blues Musicians

May 9, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Lou Bopp

A portrait of "Mr. Johnnie" Billington, from Lou Bopp's series "Blues Musicians."

The man smiles broadly, revealing several missing teeth, as he holds his callused and bandaged hands up to the camera, palms out. They are the tools of a blues musician and, even without a guitar, they tell one hell of a story. “Portraits of the Blues” by Lou Bopp is a fascinating visual compendium depicting—through portraits, landscapes and details—a fading...

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