Sleepy John Estes (1899-1977), Memphis, 1974

" I arrived at a small house far beyond the outskirts of Memphis. My guide asked Sleepy if I could photograph him. Sleepy replied, "Okay but he's got to buy beer". I couldn't understand a word of what he was saying - his southern accent was so extreme. I ended up buying a lot of beer. People from all around the neighbourhood rolled up and it turned into a big party."
Sleepy John Estes (1899-1977),  Memphis, 1974
Archival pigment ink on Fine Art MOAB Entrada rag natural. Printed for the original negative in Seeff's studio in Burbank. Signed and numbered on front.
22,0 x 28,0 in / 56 x 71 cm
38,0 x 50,0 in / 96,52 x 127 cm
44,0 x 63,0 in / 111,76 x 160,02 cm
53,0 x 77,0 in / 134,62 x 195,58 cm
Edition limited to 50 prints + 5 artist's proofs