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14
Aug
11

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 12  &  No. 13

This is B&S, They both worked at the Beauty Bar in Hollywood and wanted to be photographed together. This shoot was like photographing two little girls playing dress up. I think they had more fun than I did.

25
Jul
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 11

This is C. She worked at a bar in Hollywood and was recommended by a friend. My friend told me C also worked as a dominatrix. So this is what she brought to the shoot plus she brought a friend to tie the knots.

05
Jul
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 10

This is Dee. She worked at a bar in Studio City. I shot her for another project and she had such an easy feeling in front of the camera that I asked her to be in “21 Reasons”.

26
Jun
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 9

This is Ancorneil AC. She worked at the Sunset Room when I met her. She may seem a little unapproachable but if you do she will have you laughing in minutes. She has a great sense of humor and a great  love of life. She is now persuing her passion which is singing.

19
Jun
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 8

This is Grace. She worked at the W. We shot in her home in the Hollywood Hills

13
Jun
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No.7

This is Yvonne. She worked at The Standard. She has a wicked sense of humor and the body of a dancer.


06
Jun
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No.6

This is Nell. She worked at a club called Prey when I shot her on a different project. She was pretty glammed up for that shoot, so it was a nice surprise to see that her look was very natural and fresh when I photographed her for 21 Reasons.

 

30
May
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

No. 5

This is Annie. She’s a totally creative spirit with a beautiful voice. She worked at Cheetahs.. I’ve shot Annie for over 5 years and she has become a part of our family.

09
May
11

21 Reasons To Drink In L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

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No.4

This is Trish, another Bar Marmont bartender.

When I met her she seemed very all American girl next door type. I think that still comes accross in the photos.

02
May
11

21 reasons to drink in L.A.

21 reasons to drink in L.A. is an ongoing project I started years ago. My idea is to photograph 21 of the best female bartenders in L.A., the ones who keep the customers coming back.

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No.3

This is Kate. Kate was recommended to me by another bartender at Bar Marmont.  We’ve shot a few times and its always been a pleasure. She makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years.




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