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Lou Bopp BTS at the Gaslight

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on June 14, 2017

Actor Gregory “Spoonie” Sporleder recently shot a movie at the Gaslight.  Lou Bopp had the opportunity to hang with the writer/actor and a bunch of friends while they recorded a song for the soundtrack.  Not one to resist an opportunity to photograph musicians in action (or a good beer), Lou got into the action of the day.   Check out some of the soulful shots below.

Storefronts of Mississippi

Posted in Lou Bopp Spotlights, Uncategorized by K2Creative on April 19, 2017

Lou Bopp shoots the NYC Half

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on March 22, 2017

Lou Bopp’s Homage to Summer

Posted in Lou Bopp Spotlights, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on September 6, 2016

And just like that, we’re headed toward Fall.  Before we do, here’s one more homage to Summer, courtesy of photographer Lou Bopp.  Lou spent his Summer traversing State Fairs, capturing characters along the way.  From pie eating contests to alligators, to hot dogs on a stick, here’s one more look at summer, Americana-Style.

 

Lou Bopp Spotlights: New Orleans Artists

Posted in Lou Bopp Spotlights, Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on April 27, 2016

Photographer Lou Bopp site is always on the move.  One of his many talents is highlighting a place, an organization, a community.  He gets inside, using every opportunity to learn.  He has a knack for making others feel comfortable – enough to invite him in, to show their true selves.  Take a look at his latest endeavor – a personal project on the artists and their homes in the “Big Easy”.

From Lou:
I went on this trip as I have so many other times & places in the past. With an open mind & cameras. The photos featured here were some personal images that I shot after working on a commissioned project. Always curious & hungry, we decided to stay a few days to explore & eat in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans. We were fortunate to gain access into some pretty amazing homes of some of nola’s finest artists, painters, mardi gras wardrobe designers etc. Once we met the first one, we were introduced to other artists, we tapped into the network! We even shot some bts of mardi gras floats which I wasn’t that excited about. Until we arrived that is!

Some of these dwellings are like the ones that I have seen walking down the streets of New Orleans in the past and wondering & imagining what the inside must look like, what was on the other side of those walls and who lived there. I’m really curious in that manner. Much to my delight we were granted access into some really special spaces and had the opportunity to meet, photograph, talk & eat with many of the home owners making our extended trip well worth while!

 

“We got the shot” Wednesday: Lou Bopp

Posted in Agency News, Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on March 2, 2016

We’ve told you a lot about Lou Bopp – he’s a talented, successful photographer, shooting lifestyle and industrial work around the world.  He loves his daughter.  He loves his dog.   Lou’s Mississippi Blues Project has gotten nation-wide acclaim, and his documentation of Ferguson, MO (protesting police brutality) is poignant and chilling.

But did you know Lou Bopp made his directorial debut a few years back?  Since then, he’s been perfecting his reel – and we’re THRILLED to share it with you!

Please click here to see what photographer and DIRECTOR Lou Bopp has been up to lately.  You won’t be sorry!  LOU BOPP Reel

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Lou Bopp at the The City of New York Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on November 4, 2015

This past weekend was the New York City Marathon an event that literally takes over the whole city of New York. Each year it seems to get bigger (70,000 runners were signed up) and brings even more excitement. This year didn’t disappoint, as my 3rd year running this race I was happy to spot our photographer Lou Bopp and Kristy together at the same spot before the Queensboro Bridge. You can literally see my excitement in the photo Lou got of us below.

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 the exhibition at MCNY. Here is what Mr. Bopp 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:)

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Lou Bopp – Commerical with C Spire

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on September 24, 2015

It is no secret that we love dogs at k2 creative, in fact I’ve rescued one myself. We love this new commercial that Lou Bopp directed and shot featuring Bully the bulldog. Bully was clearly the star of the whole shoot and only “worked” on his own time being a diva and all. A bulldog in goggles will bring a smile to your face, check out the spot below.

Client: C Spire

Agency: The Ramey Agency

CD: Bob Potesky

AD: Crystal Coleman

Director: Lou Bopp

Production: Key of Blue Productions

DP: Jon Ryan

AC: David Coner

Gaffer: Chris Garner

DIT: Digital FX

Location Manager: Jim Smith

Star: Bully

Wrap

Posted in Agency News by K2Creative on September 2, 2015

Lou Bopp heads to Jamaica

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on July 15, 2015

Lou Bopp recently started a new project documenting Rohan Marley’s (yes, as in Bob Marley’s son) coffee plantation in Jamaica. I love coffee and had no idea what kind of hard work went into the process. The images are stunning and the passion they have for coffee is truly inspiring.

Lou’s thoughts….
What was the inspiration while shooting this project?

My curiosity. It tends to always lead the way. Sometimes it’s nothing but trouble, but I trust it lol! This project was great, and a awesome brand to connect with. I wanted to learn more about coffee, the origin of a bean and follow the process every step of the way. Caffeine rules the world, it’s the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Think about this; Remove caffeine from our world for a day, globally, and think about what would happen? My guess is that the world would be a lot less happy & productive in that one day, wars, crimes etc. Ha, coffee keeps the peace!

Personally, I love coffee, but I’m not an everyday drinker, at least I try not to be. However, I know folks that are, and if they were to abstain for a day, well, just give me notice so I’m not around!

Did you have any idea what went into the process of coffee making?

I really didn’t, and again that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do this. I don’t think most people know the process and coffee is more popular now than ever. Exports alone, worldwide is a $20 B+ business. People can’t live without there morning caffeine. That’s pretty intriguing to me.

Was Rohan Marley what you expected him to be?

I tried not to have expectations. I like meeting my subjects, whether public figures or not, with an open mind. I always do my homework, lot’s of it, but at the end of the day I understand that mostly what I am reading about is being fed to us. Rohan Marley is great though, he couldn’t have been a better subject & person, his smile can literally light up the room!

Any surprises while shooting?

I’m always surprised. That’s part of the fun, the unknown. It’s pretty incredible how many steps that a coffee bean goes through before making it into your cup. And with Marley coffee at least, it was intriguing to see the steps behind the roasting process and literally choosing the perfect beans, by hand, that ultimately make it into the bag.

What do you like most about working on photography projects with people and new places?

I like to follow my interests and pull the veil back on subjects and hopefully educate myself and the viewer. Making images, whether stills or motion is my passion.

 

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