A Southern Focus

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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Bonus Photos from our June/July Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusJune 19, 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 June/July 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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Artist Spotlight: Motoi Yamamoto

By Elizabeth HutchisonA Southern FocusMay 25, 2012

If you’re headed to Charleston this summer, make plans to fit in a visit to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art between beach trips. The gallery’s newest exhibition, Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto  just opened (May 24 – July 7) and is well-worth a visit.

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Great Southern Men

By Elizabeth HutchisonA Southern FocusMay 14, 2012

Last year, in honor of Mother’s Day, we asked readers to submit vintage photos of the Southern women who inspired them. The result was an incredible collection of snapshots, portraits, and candids every bit as soulful and spirited as the women pictured (See the gallery here). This year, though, it’s time to give the gentlemen their due with a photo gallery of our Southern fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers.

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Behind the Shoot with Photographer Joe Pugliese

By The EditorsA Southern FocusMay 7, 2012

For our April/May story on Ted Juracsik (The Man Who Changed Fly Fishing Forever), we sent Los Angeles-based photographer Joe Pugliese to south Florida to photograph Juracsik, his reels, and his favorite fishing spots. Here is his story:

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Faulkner Remembered

By Jessica MischnerA Southern FocusApril 17, 2012

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary this year of William Faulkner's death, the Modern Library is reissuing six of Faulkner’s most acclaimed works. Staggered release dates through August give readers time to rediscover each volume—a fitting tribute to a writer for whom the last page was never the last word.

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