Sleepy John Estes, ‘Sleepy John’ © Norman Seeff at Proud Galleries

Sleepy John Estes, ‘Sleepy John’

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© Norman Seeff
Memphis, U.S.A. 1974
Archival pigment ink print hand signed by the photographer
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
The price for this photography fine art print ranges from £2000 to £20,000+VAT GBP across all its various paper sizes. Contact us for pricing enquiries.

‘I took a trip to the South to photograph some of the original blues artists as part of my own exploration into American culture. I met this hippie at the airport who told me he knew everybody. It was a miraculous and unexpected moment of fate and he became my guide. I arrived in 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 – and my hippy guide had to act as an interpreter. I ended up buying a lot of beer. People from all around the neighborhood rolled up and it turned into a big party.’ Norman Seeff

Norman Seeff a body of content explores the roots of creativity, innovation and optimal performance and has identified schematics describing the archetypes of the creative process that function across all creative disciplines. The fundamental tenet of his work is that all creation is sourced in the inner resources of consciousness and that everyone has access to the same innate resources.

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