Rodney Bursiel Photography

Billy Gibbons


Performing at small venue of The Back Yard in Bee Cave, Texas, I was granted full access by Billy Gibbons to photography ZZ Top. Typically, a photographer gets to shoot the first three songs from the front of the stage, then you’re out, but I was able to go anywhere I wanted. This shot came about as I was stage left standing with Billy’s then guitar tech (now the bass player as he stepped up to fill the shoes of Dusty Hill when he passed away). In between songs Billy had just taken his guitar from around his neck to switch out for another one when a gust of wind came through blowing his beard. Everything came together in that instant. The photography gods were on my side that night, and the moment I clicked the shutter I knew I had something special. This photo has been used all over the world in ZZ Top promotions, is hanging in the Four Seasons bar in Dallas, and is still featured on the official ZZ Top website.

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Printing: 12”x18” is printed on metallic paper. Larger sizes are printed on metal.
Framing: 12”x18” is unframed. 24”x36”, 36”x54” and 40”x60” are mounted in a wood float frame. 48”x72” is mounted on an inset frame.
Shipping: Shipping rates are valid for the 48 contiguous United States.
Choose “Quoted Separately” for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or any location outside of the US. Shipping costs will be calculated after you place your order and you will be contacted to pay for shipping separately.
48”x72” prints require special handling which is quoted by the shipper at the time your order is placed.


All artwork is offered as a limited edition. Rodney carefully selects each image and chooses a number of prints to make available for each image. This edition size is shared across all prints of an image. For example, if an edition is set at 25 prints there will never be more than 25 prints of that image (regardless of print size) so each individual work will retain its value over time.


As with most fine art, as an edition sells the prices increase. Later images in an edition will be priced higher.

Additional information

Size Options

12×18, 24×36, 36×54, 40×60, 48×72


Ground, 2-Day, Quoted Separately