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Photo Story: Cheesy Stuffed Burgers

Last fall, I did something that was definitely outside of my comfort zone … I approached a local food cart, Cheesy Stuffed Burgers,  and asked if I could do a photo story on them.

csb cover photo

Just to be clear, this wasn’t one of those times when I’d already built some sort of low-level casual relationship.  Nope.  The bottom line was that they made some awesome hamburgers that not only did I like – but my family liked, too.  And when I recommended them to friends – they liked them, too.   They seemed like great people and a fun, local business – and the idea of a project sounded like a creative challenge.

So, after placing an order one time, I said something like “hey, I was wondering if you folks might be interested in a photo story”.  Except – I probably sounded at the cart 3-10even more stilted and awkward than that.  And Janice – one of the owners very cheerfully and kindly said – “Sure – drop us an email”.  So, I did – and included links to my portfolio, Facebook page, and Exposure stories.

Then I met with Mark (Janice’s husband) and pitched the idea to him – and we started that weekend.  The funny thing – the trio of owners hadn’t yet looked at my portfolio.  They just thought it would be fun – and we seemed to connect well.  That was enough.

I showed up at 1oPM on that first Saturday night and shot to midnight:thirty or so.  And it was way different than I thought it was going to be.  And it was a heck of a lot of fun.

Fast forward to a few months later –  and I’ve now published that photo story.  If you get the chance, check it out.  Better yet – if you’re in the Corvallis area – go get yourself a burger and fries.  My favorite?  The Sriracha Burger.

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