Sommerutstilling 2015: Women sing the Blues...and SMILE!

Sommerutstillingen i Bok & Blueshuset er satt sammen av fotografen Aigars Lapsa fra Riga, Latvia. Han har laget en serie med smilende bluesdamer. Gratis adgang.

Aigars Lapsa er en prisvinnende fotograf fra Riga. Han har bl.a. blitt beæret med en "Keeping The Blues Alive-Award" av The Blues Foundation i Memphis, USA. De siste 12-15 årene har han reist verdsen rundt og knipset artister på diverse konsert- og festivakscener. Han har vært i Notodden ved flere anledninger, og mange av bildene i utstillingen er da også tatt under bluesfestivalen.

 

Bildene viser bluesdamer fra sin beste side, om man kan si det slik. Samtlige er veldig blide og fulle av positiv utstråling. Det er faktisk så man blir i godt humør bare av å se på disse bildene. Her er velkjente artister som Etta James, Shemekia Copela

Etta James

nd, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Ruthie Foster m.fl., og utstillingen viser også fklere norske bluesdamer. Komplett liste under.

1. Angela Brown (UK) 25.10.2013 Riga
2. Debbie Davies (USA) 27.04.2013 Color Line Cruise
3. Rosanne Cash (USA) 01.08.2014 Notodden
4. Stina Stenerud (NOR) 19.05.2014 Eutin
5. Trudy Lynn (USA) 14.11.2014 Lucerne
6. Koko Taylor (USA) 28.07.2007 Notodden
7. Vivian Vance Kelly (USA) 27.07.2012 Sigulda
8. Gaye Adegbalola (USA) 08.05.2009 Memphis
9. Dana Fuchs (USA) 02.08.2013 Notodden
10. Heidi Solheim (NOR) 12.04.2014 Riga
11. Tracy Nelson (USA) 25.02.2006 Riga
12. Nikki Hill (USA) 12.07.2014 Suwalki
13. Etta James (USA) 30.04.2006 New Orleans
14. Diunna Greenleaf (USA) 23.05.2010 Eutin
15. Ruthie Foster (USA) 12.11.2011 Lucerne
16. Noora Noor (NOR) 30.07.2009 Notodden
17. Bonnie Raitt (USA) 29.04.2007 New Orleans
18. Lisa Lystam (SWE) 14.03.2015 BrusselsTracy Nelson
19. Sista Monica (USA) 16.11.2012 Lucerne
20. Shanna Waterstown (USA/FRA) 07.12.2012 Riga
21. Rita Engedalen (NOR) 31.07.2009 Notodden
22. Danielle Schnebelen (USA) 31.07.2008 Notodden
23. Ana Popovic (NL) 13.08.2010 Haapsalu
24. Marcia Ball (USA) 15.11.2009 Lucerne
25. Bettye LaVette (USA) 05.04.2008 Denmark
26. Irma Thomas (USA) 14.07.2007 Rauma
27. Janiva Magness (USA) 04.08.2008 Notodden
28. Candye Kane (USA) 04.04.2009 Denmark
29. Erja Lyytinen (FIN) 02.08.2009 Notodden
30. Shemekia Copeland (USA) 23.01.2012 LRBC
31. Odetta (USA) 29.04.2004 New Orleans
 
VELKOMMEN - GRATIS ADGANG
 
ABOUT – Photographer Aigars Lapsa  (Rīga, Latvia)
Websites: www.aigarsphoto.com, www.facebook.com/AigarsL
Danielle Schnebelen
Aigars Lapsa is a Latvian photographer, who in parallel with his work in 2003 started photographing musical events and concerts. In the beginning, he published his impressions of places he had been and reviews of the concerts together with photographs in Latvian press. After that he began focusing on representing visually professional blues music events on the internet and in the world’s most popular blues publications. Since 2004 after attending one of the biggest music festival in New Orleans, he has taken pictures at over 120 festivals around the world.
His photographs have been featured in every major blues publication around the world: Blues Music Magazine (former Blues Revue), Big City Blues, Blues News (Germany), Blues News (Norway), Twoj Blues (Poland), and many others, CD covers & inserts, promotional items by offering a real look at the subjects.
All photographs are taken live where performers are not specially posing. The goal is to capture those moments where the performers appearance and emotions reveal the individuals soul, mentation and looks beauty.
In a years time he has developed a large and impressive collection of portraits of blues performers. His photos have been exhibited in Germany (Eutin), Denmark (Fredrikshavn), Norway (Lillehammer, Color Blues Cruise), Belgium (Brussels), Poland (Chorzow), Lithuania and Latvia.
In 2009-2010 together with two other Latvian music photographs he created a traveling blues and jazz photo exhibition „Epson Roots and Fruits” www.rootsandfruits.lv which successfully toured around Baltic states. Another traveling co-project Aigars created together with Baltic Blues Society (Eutin, Germany) - impressive collection of originally signed portraits of Blues artists from all over the world. In this collection are more then 120 signed pics.
In the September 2008 newsletter, TBF wrote “The Blues Foundation has members from all corners of the globe. We have only one from Latvia, but he is a very special one.........Thanks Aigars for supporting the blues around the world and for supporting the work of The Blues Foundation.”
 
In 2011 Aigars Lapsa received German International Blues Award but in 2012 as the first European photographer he received Keeping the Blues Alive Award presented by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. 
 

  

© Copyright 2017 Europas Bluessenter.
Publiseres med eRedaktør fra itum logo