Chicagoan Cary Baker has made a career as a music journalist, record executive, and now, music publicist, for nearly 40 years. He’s represented a diverse range of artists including J.J. Cale, R.E.M., and Bonnie Raitt—but his first love was always the blues. “I took my Chicago proximity seriously and began to document the blues world I saw around me,” he told Living Blues magazine. Baker provided RealClearLife with a portion of the never-before-seen blues photographs he took in the early ’70s as a teenager. Take a look at Baker’s work below and listen to the featured artist’s music (where available). For information on where his photographs are being displayed, click here.