A Southern Focus

The Makers Project

By The EditorsA Southern FocusOctober 26, 2012

Atlanta-born photographer Jennifer Causey knows a thing or two about the creative process. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Causey is a professional lifestyle photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications including this month’s issue of Garden & Gun (Roanoke City Portrait).

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One Night Stand in Oxford

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusOctober 16, 2012

If you’re anywhere near Oxford, MS, this Saturday, October 20, check into the 7th Annual One Night Stand at the Ole Miss Motel presented by Amelia, The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, and The Motel Art Show.

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On the Road with Peter Frank Edwards

By The EditorsA Southern FocusSeptember 26, 2012

The average person would cringe at the thought of traveling to 11 cities in 6 days. But not G&G contributing photographer Peter Frank Edwards. While discussing the photo shoot for the recent “Good Eats” feature in our October/November 2012 issue, we offered to have another photographer cover some of the cities. But to Edwards, the thought of 11 cities in 6 days wasn’t daunting; it was exactly what he wanted. “I live for this stuff,” he said. So, 6 flights, 2 rental cars, 4 cab rides, 7 hotels, and 3,800 miles later, he successfully completed his whirlwind trip around the South, having photographed 10 of Dixie’s best dishes. To get a taste of what a trip like this would be like, we’re taking you behind the scenes, giving you a day-by-day run-down of this Southern adventure and showing you the pictures that came out of it.

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Artist Spotlight: Dan Winters

By The EditorsA Southern FocusSeptember 13, 2012

Texas-based photographer and G&G contributor Dan Winters is best known for his stark celebrity portraits—having trained his lens on everyone from Hollywood heavyweights such as Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman to legendary athletes like Michael Jordan and Jack Nicklaus. But his full body of work is a diverse mash-up that includes stars, yes, but also Texas gang members, women in the military, iconic American cities, NASA’s final shuttle launches, floral anatomy, and the life-cycle of honeybees.

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Happy Birthday, Po' Monkey

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusAugust 23, 2012

This Friday, August 24, Willie Seaberry is celebrating his 72nd  birthday. Most of the world knows him simply as Po’ Monkey, the proprietor of his namesake juke joint in Merigold, Mississippi.

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Behind the shoot at Alzina's Kitchen

By The EditorsA Southern FocusAugust 19, 2012

Earlier this year we sent New Orleans-based photographer, Cedric Angeles to photograph the legendary Bayou Mama of Lafourche Parish, Alzina Toups. From the arrival at the very unassuming restaurant, to entering her home, to feasting on the best cuisine in Cajun country, Cedric shares his experience with one of the most talented women in Southern cooking.

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Bonus Photos from August/September Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusAugust 10, 2012

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 August/September issue. So we've picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online. Enjoy!

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Photographer Jim McGuire on Doc Watson

By The EditorsA Southern FocusJuly 26, 2012

When we needed a photo of Doc Watson to accompany Seth Avett’s tribute in our Aug/Sept issue, our first call was to Nashville-based photographer Jim McGuire. Having photographed over 650 album covers throughout his forty-year career, McGuire has produced some of the most iconic images of Watson. Talking to Garden & Gun about what it was like to work with the beloved country musician, McGuire provides some of his favorite photos of Watson and offers us a glimpse into the close and long-lasting friendship he and Watson shared.

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Behind the Shoot with Photographer Eric Kiel

By The EditorsA Southern FocusJuly 19, 2012

Photographer Eric Kiel spent two weeks in Cuba on assignment last spring with G&G contributing writer Charles Gaines. Part one in Havana, and part two on the Zapata Peninsula. We caught up with Eric to learn a little more about his Cuban fishing adventure

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Send Us Your Good Dog Photos

By The EditorsA Southern FocusJune 19, 2012

If the several hundred emails in our inbox that accompanied our last Good Dog Photo Contest are any indication, Southerners—at least the G&G-subscribing variety—are dog people. Retrievers, spaniels, pointers, terriers, pups of mixed or questionable lineage; no matter the breed, Southern canines have one thing in common: they are well-loved.

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