A Southern Focus

Downtown Charleston in Ice and Snow

By David DiBenedettoA Southern FocusJanuary 29, 2014

Nearly every morning I wake up just after dawn to walk my Boykin spaniel, Pritchard. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day, not in the least because our walk takes place in one of the most beautiful places in the country, downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Like many Southerners I awoke this morning to a mix of snow and ice covering the ground and cloaking the trees.

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Behind the Scenes: Danny Clinch and Rosanne Cash

By Jamie GnazzoA Southern FocusDecember 11, 2013

For years, photographer Danny Clinch has captured some of the most intimate shots of music legends—from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan to Willie Nelson. So when we asked him to photograph Rosanne Cash for our December/January issue, we knew we’d end up with something special – and Clinch didn’t disappoint. Here, the first-time Garden & Gun contributor takes us behind the scenes of his shoot at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City, and describes what it was like to photograph the second generation of Cash family talent.

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United Records: In the Groove

By Chantel O'NealA Southern FocusSeptember 17, 2013

With vinyl record sales at their highest point in more than a decade, a once-forgotten medium is slipping back into the mainstream. Nashville’s United Record Pressing, the largest record pressing plant in the country, is fueling the rebirth. 

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Bonus Photos from our August/September Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusAugust 6, 2013

Often when we send an issue of Garden & Gun off to print there are several photos we wish we could have included. The same is true of our August/September issue, so we picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online.

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Bonus Photos from our April/May 2013 Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusApril 10, 2013

Often when we send an issue of Garden & Gun off to print there are several photos we wish we could have included. The same is true of our April/May issue, so we picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online.

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Focusing on the Forgotten

By Chantel O'NealA Southern FocusMarch 21, 2013

Brian Brown gets lost a lot—on purpose. The self-taught photographer behind the Vanishing South Georgia and Vanishing Coastal Georgia projects has been archiving the state’s past since 2005. That was the year he moved back to his hometown of Fitzgerald and noticed all of the places that had disappeared, including the tobacco barn on his family’s farm

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Ten Outtakes from February/March 2013

By The EditorsA Southern FocusFebruary 20, 2013

Often when we send an issue of Garden & Gun off to print there are several photos we wish we could have included. As usual, that was the case with our most recent February/March issue. So we've picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online.

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Mardi Gras in Lake Arthur

By M.K. QuinlanA Southern FocusFebruary 12, 2013

Birmingham, Alabama photographer Wes Frazer needs no excuse to travel. So when his friend Byron Sonnier—a Lake Arthur, Louisiana native—invited him to participate in the town’s annual Mardi Gras parade, Frazer didn't hesitate to head south on I-59 with his camera in tow.

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The Coastal Christmas Tree Project

By The EditorsA Southern FocusJanuary 23, 2013

Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, located in Jefferson Parish, is the fastest eroding basin in the state. Though coastal restoration is a priority across Louisiana, funding—like its coastline—has also dwindled over the last several years. The folks of Jefferson Parish are taking matters into their own hands.

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On the Road with Ben Gately Williams

By Margaret HoustonA Southern FocusJanuary 7, 2013

If you're like us, and we have a feeling you are, you made a promise to travel more in 2013. That's why we think you'll find the story of G&G contributing photographer Ben Gately Williams so inspiring. For over 10+ years this adventure-hungry photographer has been dreaming of riding across America—on bicycle. This past summer he decided it was time to hang up the dream catcher and fire away

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