Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

I Have a USPS Stamp

ms-stampI’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” Holmes. They go on sale early 2017. #honored #visitMS #Jimmyduckholmes #USPS#bluefrontcafe #foreverstamp #Bentonia #jukejoint

 Now for the official USPS statement: Mississippi Statehood (Statehood series)
This stamp celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood. Mississippi became the 20th state on Dec. 10, 1817. The stamp features a 2009 photograph showing a close-up of a guitar player’s hands. Mississippi is the birthplace of many legendary blues artists who created a uniquely American genre of music. Among states, the Magnolia State is 32nd in size, and with nearly three million people, it ranks 31st in population. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photo taken by Lou Bopp

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, Jon Michael Ryan, Jeff Brierly, agents Kathy McGuire -Mullins & K2. #letsmakemotion

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It’s all about the croissant:

Creating fresh work and sharing it with prospective clients is vital. Curating said work is not the easiest, I would much rather be shooting. However, I work with awesome people and having others to bat around ideas with, from the perspective of great editors, makes a world of difference. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, The field cannot be seen from within the field.

When it comes to my directorial approach, whether I’m working off a creative brief, a board or run & gun, I’m always on the lookout for serendipitous moments. As I’m often hired to shoot both motion & stills, I direct in a manner that compliments one another. The train of thought and overall conceptual vision are about the same. However, the implementation is a whole other ballgame. Screw it up and you risk you loosing the brand message and the project becomes discombobulated. Finding the right DP is paramount & pivotal. Same with producers, location managers etceteras even the catering because at the end of the day no matter how great the final piece is, the client may only remember a stale croissant. Great productions are key.

In this reel you’ll see projects from Hershey Chocolate, The Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Holland which is the busiest floral market in the world, Mississippi Tourism, a disaster mitigation firm, CSpire, a telecommunications firm, a company called USG that probably made the ceiling tile that you’re sitting under, Traders Point Creamery, FM Global, a huge solar farm on the Mexico border and more. I hope that you enjoy!

The National Blues Museum

I am thrilled, humbled & honored to share the news that the new The National Blues Museum has recently acquired the 3 images below for their permanent collection. All three will be printed at 5 feet across. The Museum is scheduled to open April 2nd, 2016.

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                    Mr. Johnnie Billington

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LC Ulmer

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Leo “Bud” Welch

National Arts Club Invitation

LOU BOPP INVITE OPT 115-02 5/25 NYC Paul Gardner BBQ, Rose Show

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National Arts Club Exhibition in NYC

Closing Reception May 27th. You. Are. Invited.

Marquis Gallery
Lou Bopp: Mississippi
May 18 – 30

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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 affection for the culture enveloping the music and the people.
Bopp’s passion developed into a life-long love affair, which begged to be documented and memorialized. Bopp explains, “The people of Mississippi are so rich with life, their stories are embedded in their scents, hands, gazes; they are draped in history. My goal was, and still is, to document all that is Mississippi. The authenticity of Mississippi can stop you in your tracks, it’s an amazing place.” His connection to people, his keen sensitivity to color and composition has resulted in a body of work that is both art and document.