Thursday, July 29, 2010

Virtually ungooglable, amazing blues photographer

His name is Peter Amft.

I can't give you a link, because there isn't one. He has no Web site to speak of. Aside from web references to "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues", there's isn't much about him online. You can find his work documenting Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, and many others in books and on the covers of numerous albums and cds (searching blues album covers, in fact is the best way to run across his pictures). As far as I know, he's alive, at least as of a couple years ago, because I have a couple recent prints of his. But he seems to have been one of the few great music photographers that has ducked out of the whole online marketing experience. His work can be found on display in the Delmark Jazz Record Mart in Chicago:


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