Millie

A real shame to hear today of Millie’s death at the age of 73.  Our previous post on this site was to talk about working on photographs of her for Brian’s Blues photo book, and how it was so hard to pick the best.  So here is another of the shots which didn’t make the […]

Blues book preview

We have added a Flipbook preview of Boom Boom, The Blues Photographs of Brian Smith.  This can be flicked through at : http://online.fliphtml5.com/msya/onod/ It gives an idea of how the final book looks, although there may be text changes before this goes to press.

all scanned out

Happy to say the job of scanning Brian Smith’s negatives for the Boom Boom Blues photo book is at last complete.  Brian has had most of his images scanned in the past but generally by high-street operators who didn’t really appreciate what they were doing.  During work on the book, Brian collected together ALL his […]

The list gets longer…

Work on the Boom Boom book of rare Blues photographs is nearing completion and the final stage is to sit down with Brian and get his personal recollections of taking the pictures, the shows, the clubs and of course meeting all these amazing musicians (and whether they took him at cards or not!). Most of […]

Blues Boom

An early heads up on a work in progress, this visually fascinating collection of rare blues photographs taken in Manchester and area in the early sixties, capturing many visiting American Blues giants on stage and in more candid moments. Boom Boom Boom Boom is due later in 2014, and you can read more on the […]