Sam Jones opened the door to his walk-in freezer and let us inside. Keith Allen put down his axe and gave us a lesson. Vencil Mares invited us into his office. Kerry Bexley gave us some koozies. Richard Forrest kept his lid open so we could photograph his hog.
We didn’t go to Bovine University to learn about barbecue. We went to where the barbecue comes from and learned from the people who make it. We asked questions, took photos, and made some friends. This process isn’t foolproof, but it has worked often enough that we’ll be talking about it — and showing the photos that have resulted from it — when we host the June 3rd “Nights at the PRC” event at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center.
There will be plenty of fire, smoke, meat, and fat in the photos we show at the PRC, but that’s not the only kind of interaction we will be talking about.
In other words, if you understand the local barbecue, you can understand the locale.
If you would like to join us on June 3rd, take the B Line to BU West. The PRC is a two-minute walk away, at 832 Commonwealth Avenue. The Night starts at 6:30 and ends around 8:30. Drinks very well may follow.
–Dan Meade & Rob Bellinger
*UPDATE: Sage Brousseau presented a series she is working on where she recreates photos taken by her young daughter. Select works from this series can be seen at www.sagebrousseau.com.