Frank Hardy Photography

Ground Zero, Clarksdale Mississippi …

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This is a bar owned by the actor Morgan Freeman in Clarksdale Mississippi.  Yes, it is a dive and no, I would not call it a honky tonk, close though.  A true honky tonk is a lot dirtier and nastier … that is what I heard, anyway.  I have been going through the thousands of b&w negatives that I have shot over the last 35 or so years and started to scan  some from different trips / jobs.  There is a photographer named Burney Imes that produced a book called ” Honky Tonks ” and it is a favorite of mine.  I personally do not have the book, but I do have several framed posters of his in my darkroom and I look at them for inspiration all the time.  In his photos, you can almost picture Robert Johnson stumbling up with his guitar case in hand and wanting a shot of whiskey.  The only thing my photo above is missing is a bunch of drunk college students from Ole Miss.  Thanks for looking and let me know what you think … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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