Sunday, September 1, 2013

What's the best Texas BBQ photo subject?

There are so many amazing Texas BBQ photos in circulation. Given the number of BBQ joints, the number of smokers/pits, the number of sweaty, dirty, smoky pitmasters, the number of pork ribs and beef ribs and sausage rings and briskets in Texas, there is no shortage of material for photographers, wanna-be photographers, or anyone with a camera.

I don't know how you even begin to do this, but I'm asking anyway: What's the best BBQ-shot/picture subject in all of Texas? To be clear, I mean a picture subject, a picture that could be taken, not a specific picture that has already been taken. I'm not asking you to point me to your favorite BBQ picture. I want to know what you think is the best thing/person to photograph. Maybe it's a specific menu item at a certain BBQ joint. Maybe it's the pit/smoker at a certain BBQ joint? Maybe it's a certain pitmaster/proprietor. If someone came to Texas and visited every single BBQ joint, what's "the money shot" you would tell them to take above all else?

8 comments:

Alex Chapman said...

Ok, so I am a jerk who can't follow directions, so I have 2...

1. Close ups of the smoke ring on brisket.

2. Pitmaster waiting for their meat to be ready. Those stolen moments of downtime.

Alex

Drew Thornley said...

Reply to me via Twitter: "a glistening slice of brisket!"

Drew Thornley said...

Reply to me via Twitter: "Tootsie first. Sweetest smile and beaming with pride."

Drew Thornley said...

Alex: Whose brisket? Which pitmaster?

Drew Thornley said...

Reply to me via Twitter: "Herschel Tomanetz (person) of @snowsbbq. @LouieMuellerBBQ (place). Any good moist brisket (food)."

Drew Thornley said...

Reply to me via Twitter: "Brisket in the pit. Brings a tear to the eye every time."

Don O. said...

Signs. I always enjoy funky BBQ signs.

Sean Claes said...

For me, the ultimate BBQ photo is the pitmaster tending to the grill.. at that moment he opens the grill and the smoke billows out...

Master craftsman and his/her subject.