Posts Tagged ‘celebration’

Secret Santa

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. I had the good fortune to photograph Secret Santa for my good friend Steve Hartman. Steve has a great segment on Friday evenings on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley called On The Road with Steve Hartman. He tells GREAT stories and is an incredible editor. Hope you enjoy the photos…and this holiday season! #secretsanta

To watch Steve’s story go —> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elves-in-blue-help-secret-santa-spread-cheer-and-get-something-in-return/

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 years & counting and was at it again last Sunday. If you have a chance to check out the exhibition it’s pretty cool, as is the museum in general, it’s a great place! The exhibition will be on display from OCT. 20, 2015 – MARCH 8, 2016. Here’s a few iPhone snaps.

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2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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Lou Bopp at the The City of New York Museum

Posted by K2Creative on November 4, 2015

Lou has been photographing the NYC Marathon for 9 years now and is part of the newest exhibition at The Museum Of The City Of New York. The MCNY’s exhibit: The New York City Marathon – The Great Race will be up until March 8, 2016. The exhibition features more than 100 images that capture the energy, emotion and spirit of New York City on “marathon Sunday.”

Check out a few images from this past Sunday that Lou captured and if you have time stop on by the exhibition at MCNY. Here is what Lou had to say about photographing the NYC Marathon.

What keeps you coming back to shoot the marathon every year? 

To me, the marathon represents the commencement of the holiday season, which usually is on or about Roses birthday, then Thanksgiving, holidays, 2 more family birthdays etc. It’s such a great & exciting event, the vibe is powerful. The range of emotion & people, whether participants or spectators is huge, it’s exciting, I def get amped for it!

I’ve been shooting it for about 8 or 9 years and counting. I don’t shoot a ton of sport these days, however, I actually moved to NYC to accept an internship at Sports Illustrated, then I started shooting commercial work. It’s nice to return to my roots, both in terms of sports/action and a photo journalistic style coverage.

What area of the course do you like best?

The whole course is great, at least form what I have seen. Even the most difficult, I see as great challenges and try to make something out of it. Every year I shoot a different & unique location. The more obscure locations the better, off the beaten path, gritty locations along the course. It’s funny, the start & the finish are the 2 places that are the least attractive to me.

Any thing shock you while photographing the spectators or runners?

Nothing really shocking, but there are always some surprises, such as the guy running this past weekend, I saw him at mile 15 entering the 59th St. Bridge, dressed inside a 10-12 foot Eiffel Tower sculpture. How? Why? Lol! The spectators are always pretty vocal, it’s a part like atmosphere in one parts of town. That’s what makes the NYC the best!

Has shooting the marathon inspired you to run?

To put it bluntly, no, not the Marathon:) I do a little running on the side. On the day of the Marathon I’ll log in about 7-10 miles with about 40 lbs of gear, which includes running, climbing etc. At the end of the day I feel it:)

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

15-24 TCS New York City Marathon

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 lives on the grounds of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. It was an honor to meet and photograph Georgie!

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15-15 Marley Coffee Jamaica

15-15 Marley Coffee Jamaica

No, woman, no cry; No, woman, no cry; No, woman, no cry;No, woman, no cry.

‘Cause – ’cause – ’cause I remember when a we used to sit
In a government yard in Trenchtown,
Oba – obaserving the ‘ypocrites – yeah! –
Mingle with the good people we meet, yeah!
Good friends we have, oh, good friends we have lost
Along the way, yeah!
In this great future, you can’t forget your past;
So dry your tears, I seh. Yeah!

No, woman, no cry; No, woman, no cry. Eh, yeah!
A little darlin’, don’t shed no tears:
No, woman, no cry. Eh!

Said – said – said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown, yeah!
And then Georgie would make the fire lights,
I seh, logwood burnin’ through the nights, yeah!
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge, say,
Of which I’ll share with you, yeah!
My feet is my only carriage
And so I’ve got to push on through.
Oh, while I’m gone,
Everything’s gonna be all right!
Everything’s gonna be all right!
Everything’s gonna be all right, yeah!
Everything’s gonna be all right!
Everything’s gonna be all right-a!
Everything’s gonna be all right!
Everything’s gonna be all right, yeah!
Everything’s gonna be all right!

So no, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry.
I seh, O little – O little darlin’, don’t shed no tears;
No, woman, no cry, eh.

No, woman – no, woman – no, woman, no cry; No, woman, no cry.
One more time I got to say:
O little – little darlin’, please don’t shed no tears;
No, woman, no cry.

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.

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Boy Scouts of America~ Silvers for different individual pieces of the campaign, the outdoor campaign and integrated campaign….and again, on to the next level, so far so good.

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