Happy Birthday, JLH!

Today would be the great late bluesman John Lee Hooker's 95th birthday. 

He was one of the nicest musician I have ever photographed. Sweet, sweet man. This is a shot from my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead. It's the first time I have put it online.

 
 

JOHN LEE HOOKER
8/22/20 - 6/21/01

Here's a little Boom Boom Boom in honor of his birthday.

 
 

There are more photos of John Lee Hooker along with my stories in my book,
Everybody I Shot Is Dead
 

John Ford

John Ford of RCA was one of my most frequent clients when I shooting concerts in Vancouver. Today I am celebrating John's birthday - he is number 2 of the 4 people I've photographed that have birthdays on July 19th. It was just a couple of weeks ago that I found out John passed away in October. The last time I spoke with him was when my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, came out and I was having an exhibit in Vancouver. We had a nice chat on the phone but sadly he declined my invite so I didn't get to see him in person. His presence is in the book in some of the backstage shots, such as this one with John Lee Hooker. John is cool dude on the right.

 
 

JOHN FORD
7/19/7/19/40 - 10/8/14

I loved working with John. He was very loyal to my work and was always professional and thankful for the work I did for him.


You can see more photographs of John Ford in my book,

John Lee Hooker

Today in 2001 we lost one of the greatest blues men to ever grace this planet. He was also one of my favorite people to shoot. He was humble and so sweet. This photograph was taken as he was leaving the club. I was gobsmacked when he threw me this kiss. I am so happy that I caught it.

 
 

JOHN LEE HOOKER
8/22/20 - 6/21/01

I just found this amazing video of JLH that has less than 16K views. This is a must-see treasure...

 

See a ton more photos of John Lee Hooker in my book,
Everybody I Shot Is Dead.