I approached this photo shoot at a nightclub in a small Georgia town as a piece of photojournalism.
I meet a lot of fascinating people in my line of work and generally living in the Deep South. These models were all amateurs trying their hand at posing. My style of photography is much different than what they were doing, which is your standard girl-straddling-motorcycle-while-looking-sexy glamour directed at males. I tend to like my images a bit more subtle, hence my documentary-style treatment of the shoot. I have friends who excel at that type of photography and do a much better job of it than I do. It’s just not what I do very well.
I was intrigued by the nightclub patrons, going about their evening, enjoying a cold beer after a hard day of work at a textile mill and seemingly oblivious to all of the photographers and half-naked women flashing the place with our strobes and bare flesh. If you find yourself in some bar in a strip mall in Northwest Georgia on a random Tuesday, these are the folks you might encounter. They’re good people. Thanks to all of the models who posed for me and the photographers who invited me to network and hang out with them.