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

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

Lou Bopp’s Gallery Exhibition, “MISSISSIPPI”

Posted in What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on May 19, 2015

The National Arts Club presents photographer Lou Bopp’s new gallery exhibition, “MISSISSIPPI”.

Join us and Lou for a reception at the National Arts Club, May 27, 6-8PM.   Bring some friends!

We’re so excited to see these image as they should be seen – in gallery form!  LOU BOPP INVITE OPT 1

Monthly Wrap

Posted in What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on September 30, 2014

Happy almost October. It is hard to imagine that Summer is over when it was 80s  and sunshine last weekend in NYC. k2 creative Mgmt has been busy introducing our new photographer, Daniel Rosenthal (seriously check out his work already!) the feedback has been amazing!

The artists have been busy shooting in just about every edge of the world: Barbara Cole preparing for her new show (Bau-Xi Gallery) November 15th in Toronto, Lou Bopp shooting up and down the South for a new project, Ashton Worthington just returned from Afghanistan working on a personal project, Daniel Rosenthal covering New York Fashion Week and Joshua Scott on location.
The scheduling has been fun needless to say and we’re ready to bring on the Fall. We’ll be posted our new campaigns once launched over October and November on Facebook and twitter – follow us.

In the meantime we’ve decided to give a little taste from BTS (behind the scene) shoots this past month that k2 creative artists have been working on. Not to mention we’ve saved the best for last! #danielRosenthal #shootininskivves #timessquare #noshame

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Lou Bopp Article in PDN

Posted in What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on April 15, 2014

Lou Bopp’s Mississippi Blues work was recently highlighted in PDN.  Read the article, written by Dzana Tsomondo for Photo District News, on Lou Bopp’s blog and in and in the May issue of PDN.  Many thanks to the magazine for recognizing this important and interesting imagery and highlighting Lou’s storied career in the process.

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Monthy wrap up – February & March

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on March 31, 2014

The last few months have been a tad nutty with video projects, campaigns and traveling for K2 Creative. No complaints here, all in all not a bad way to start Spring and we’re excited for what could be next. Check out some of our work that launched in February/March, we’re excited to show off additional imagery in the upcoming months.

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K2 Creative has a new website

Posted in Agency News by K2Creative on October 29, 2013

We’re ecstatic to launch our new website – a bit of a “face lift” for K2 Creative Management. For us, it has been a long time coming.  We’ve talked about this new site for over a year after having one hell of a time with our first site.  We’ve learned that a website is organic, and will continue to change and grow.

We’d go an inch to get things going (dang coding) and then we’d switch gears into being accountants, agents, producers and our own assistants as we got busy throughout the last year. Don’t get me wrong – we’re not complaining one bit. It has been an amazing year and we’ve been waiting anxiously to show off all the new work from the K2 Creative artists. They’ve been… well, BUSY to say the least.

The artists have been working on launching books and gallery showings from Canada to the South. We’ve worked with some great clients in the past year including Oral B, Manpower, Intel, Essence, John Frieda, Comcast, Jim Beam, Men’s Health, TechnoMarine, Conair, W Hotels, Coty and Gillette to name a few.

We hope you dig the new work as much as we do!

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Bruce Soyez Bernard

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Part 2: the blues

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on April 13, 2011

We’re excited to announce that Lou Bopp’s Mississippi Blues book is launching this Friday April 15th. Lou will be in Mississippi for the signing, and to sling back a few PBRs with the locals. If your in the area or want to take a nice road trip on down, stop by as Lou is sharing the wealth – PBRs on him!


It was almost a year ago when we introduced the Blues project that Lou Bopp has been working on for a few years. He’s been traveling up and down the Mississippi Delta capturing the real South, well the blues of the south that is. Lou starting shooting musicians in the south because he’s a music junkie. He also wanted to bring it back to the beginning. Where we all started with just camera, nothing fancy or in the middle of him and getting to know the real south and the soul of it all. Lou was most excited that he was able to meet and photograph BB King – Mr. Blues himself. We’ve included (again, because it has been awhile) his write up below about the project and what started out as a personal interest has turned into some thing amazing.

I started The Blues Project because I’m a music & culture junkie and I wanted to get back to my roots of photography, no producers, lighting techs, cost consultants, assistants etc. etc. just me and a camera.

Thousands of miles traversing the state, dozens of visits, I searched high & low to find these national treasures. While I shot a lot of performance photos, I chose not to show very many. I am most interested in their lives behind the scenes. It’s more revealing, and without mentioning names most of their homes & environments are not for the faint of heart. Kind’a what I expected, but that’s the blues I guess.

I stayed in dives for what I’ve paid for a normal martini at the Rose Bar at home in NYC, I listened to am radio, felt the wind, picked cotton, ate some of the best & worst food, pulled all nighters and sweated like never before in that delta furnace.

The folks featured in this book are the single biggest living legends of the delta blues that we have left. Actually, some are already gone.  If you get a chance, visit Mississippi while the remaining few are still with us.  If you go, hang out at a juke joint, get off the beaten path.  Listen to some vinyl, meet people, find some live blues, drink beer from a can.  If all goes well, you’ll reek from smoke, but you’ll be a heck of a lot richer.

Singin’ the Blues

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on April 29, 2010

I had a whole rant planned about how jaded New Yorkers are, based on some things I’ve seen lately, in person and on the news. This put me in a real doom and gloom place – until I received an email from our photographer, Lou Bopp.  In it were the new images for his latest endeavor, a photo book called The Blues Project.

Lou has spent the last year pursuing his passion for the Blues and finding the story behind some of it’s innovators.  The result is a journey through the lives of artists on the Mississippi Delta through photos.

The spirit of these aging musicians, whose lives and stories led them to their music, inspired me – because in each of Lou’s photos there is a hard-luck story, but also an air of strength.

I asked Lou to write something about it, and so he did:

I started The Blues Project because I’m a music & culture junkie and I wanted to get back to my roots of photography, no producers, lighting techs, cost consultants, assistants etc. etc. just me and a camera.

Thousands of miles traversing the state, dozens of visits, I searched high & low to find these national treasures. While I shot a lot of performance photos, I chose not to show very many. I am most interested in their lives behind the scenes. It’s more revealing, and without mentioning names most of their homes & environments are not for the faint of heart. Kind’a what I expected, but that’s the blues I guess.

I stayed in dives for what I’ve paid for a normal martini at the Rose Bar at home in NYC, I listened to am radio, felt the wind, picked cotton, ate some of the best & worst food, pulled all nighters and sweated like never before in that delta furnace.

The folks featured in this book are the single biggest living legends of the delta blues that we have left. Actually, some are already gone.  If you get a chance, visit Mississippi while the remaining few are still with us.  If you go, hang out at a juke joint, get off the beaten path.  Listen to some vinyl, meet people, find some live blues, drink beer from a can.  If all goes well, you’ll reek from smoke, but you’ll be a heck of a lot richer.

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