Kirk West is currently offering his newest book “The Blues in Black and White” through the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter.com.
“The Blues in Black and White” covers the best of the Blues photography that Kirk shot while living in Chicago in the late
1970 – 1980s. Not only does it include a multitude of blues greats but it captures the vibrant blues scene in the clubs and in the
neighborhoods where this great music was played and appreciated. The list of icons that are included in this book is extensive;
Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan,
Lonnie Brooks, Little Milton, Magic Slim, James Cotton, Albert King, Koko Taylor and many others.
The book is a 200- page hard cover coffee table book with over 200 photographs. It will be available in the fall of 2017. In it Kirk
has captured the essence of the blues whether it is the players, the fans, the music itself and the scene and the neighborhoods
and the drama that is the blues.
“Proud and dignified but unpretentious; there’s an honesty to Kirk’s work and the people he’s capturing.” -
– Derek Trucks
You can purchase the book here. You can like and follow “The Blues In Black and White”, his 1st book “Les Brers” , Kirk, and Kirk’s photographic gallery Gallery West in Macon, GA on Facebook to get the latest information.