For the past year, I’ve been trying to teach myself photography. (What can I say, it’s hard for me to sit still and I need to learn new skills all the time – don’t judge.) So I’ve been reading, practicing, watching YouTube tutorials, and practicing some more.
Anyway, my pal Noah Rothbaum over at Half Full on the Daily Beast website noticed me messing around with cameras the last few times we worked together and asked if I’d like to submit my first photo essay about something – anything – related to the bars.
So I said yes and started pointing my camera at the things I love at work. Places, moments, and people that keep me coming back to work every day. And eventually a cohesive story came together about how I see bartending and why I love it so much. It’s not about cocktails, it’s about so much more.