I had the pleasure of photographing the gentlemen of Austin Beerworks yesterday, the Austin, TX based craft brewery in its second year of kicking ass and taking names. In their short year and a half of operation, these guys have blown up in the dense and discerning craft beer market that is Austin and really made a name for themselves as “Local Brewers Hell Bent on Excellence”, exceeding their first years impressive sales by 400%, being ranked as one of America’s top 10 craft breweries by Men’s Fitness and above all, being stand up guys. Here are some of my favorites from yesterday’s Super Awesome shoot.
All images © Heather Gallagher Photography.
This year I am pursuing a project that I didn’t realize I had started last year- photographing industry professionals in their spaces. I’ve always loved environmental portraiture and these last few months I have found myself a guest in some pretty cool work spaces, luckily with camera in hand. Yesterday, I did a ride along with my husband, who works for Austin Beerworks, to print proof the breweries Fire Eagle IPA cans at Crown Cork and Seal in Conroe, TX. I love factories. I love watching raw materials be manipulated and turned into something entirely practical or fantastical- depending on your medium. Another thing I love is people who love what they do, and Dave, the quality control guy at CC&S does and was generous enough to show us around the facility and teach us how massive sheets of 100% recycled aluminum become the cans that house the many beverages we know and love. Here are some images from that tour- click on images to view full size.