I had a great time shooting this project for a magazine all the way over in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Country Roads Magazine. Online article here!
An interesting thing happened on my ride out to the site. I met the contact at a doughnut shop in the small town of Bayou La Batre and followed the yellow jeep down a long (super long) and dusty dirt road. As I'm following her, I start to recognize the road and area and I'm starting to think that I've been here before. Once we arrived, I asked her if I'd been there before and they didn't recognize me. It turns out that I did the oyster farm right down the road a year or so before. And that in fact was the reason I was called from the magazine way over there to do this shoot. So, not only did I get to add a little more oyster work to my folio, but I met yet more amazing people involved in this delicious field.
Another short: While on site, the dad asked if I enjoyed oysters and I hemmed a little bit and said that the only way I like them is when they are prepared a better way then raw. If they are raw, I just swallow them whole. He stared me down for a bit and told me to try theirs and take the time to chew/enjoy them. I'm not lying when I say that these were the best oysters I've ever had - especially of the raw variety! I've shot them at two separate restaurants in the Alabama/Florida area and whether they are cooked or raw, they are absolutely fantastic. So look them up when you are searching for oysters!