If you follow me on Instagram, sorry for all of my posts last week. My boyfriend Christian even said he almost sent me this meme because I was blowing up everyone's newsfeeds.... oops.
HOWEVER, I was having a great time in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge, so I wanted everyone to enjoy it with me via my mobile phone adventures! (I never really took out my real camera. The one day I was going to we were locked out of where we were staying soooo...)
For those of you who do not know, in addition to doing freelance photography, I work for Jenn Ocken Photography as the Creative Marketing Director. Jenn is not only a huge Blues music fan, but also a well respected photographer in the Blues community. For the past 12 years, Jenn has been attending The International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee as a volunteer and a photographer. For the past 2 years, Jenn has been working with Greg "Slim Lively" Johnson to self-publish the first ever book about IBC entitled "Blues on Beale Street: Memoirs of The International Blues Challenge." (You can learn more about the book's mission and purchase a copy here.)
I play guitar and my favorite bands include Led Zeppelin & The Beatles, so it was no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the world's greatest blues music live... and for free. I met some really talented photographers, musicians, and just people in general. (You can find their links & connect with them below.) The blues community is unbelievably genuine, and Memphis is a beautifully historic city. Thanks to everyone who let my Instagram rampage run as wild and free as I am.