Erik Lindahl was born in 1952 and lives in Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg. He is a photographer and has focused on blues musicians and their environments since the early 1970s. Erik has documented the blues in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, St. Louis, Memphis, and Los Angeles, as well as clubs on Chicago’s West Side and South Side. Erik likes the atmosphere of black and white to catch the musicians and also the clubs where they perform and their patrons. The world’s oldest blues magazine, Jefferson (founded in 1968), has featured Lindahl’s photos through the years. In 2008 Lindahl published the critically acclaimed photography book Blue Shots. It consists of 100 pictures of blues musicians, captured both at work onstage and in their everyday lives with friends and at home with their families. The book is more than just portraits of artists; it also captures who they are.