“Billy is one of America’s finest blues guitarists and an amazing human. I got to photograph him many times around the globe, but this was probably the first time and this photo is still one of my favorites of him. ZZ Top did an Australian run of the La Futura World tour in 2013. I was working with two bands at that time, Guns N’ Roses and The Dead Daisies. ZZ Top was an opening band as well as Aussie rockers Rose Tattoo. Unfortunately, due to my schedule, I could never make it to photograph the opening acts on this tour. But The Dead Daisies had 2 shows opening for ZZ Top during that time and I was finally able to photograph them! ZZ Top’s image has been as unchanging and memorable as their music. The band’s iconography — beards, cars, girls and that magic keychain — transcend all bounds of geography and language. So my goal was to capture them a little differently than everyone else. I love capturing a studio-like portrait that you would never know was shot during a live performance because there is that magic — authentic feelings that are impossible to re-create in a studio.” – Katarina
Billy F. Gibbons, Gold Coast, 2013
Limited edition archival pigment print, signed by Katarina Benzova.
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