|Driving into Birmingham we know immediately we can find models here. Although in the South it's a little more diffucult to find the more liberal towns, we are getting good at summing up the character of a city. Birmingham has a turbulent past of violent race disputes. The town now as a lot of character with old signs, buildings and mills. We have dinner at a vegetarian cafe and stop for coffee at Celestial Realm Cafe. Too smokey.|
|I'm finally feeling like I miss a real home. For the first time on this trip I feel tired of going from public place to public place and I long to retreat form the eyes of the world into my own room. I guess I've felt it a few times before but I feel this way the most strongly now.|
|The next day Spencer and I visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Impressive and powerful exhibits on the civil rights struggle in the south especially here in Birmingham. Spencer gets a call from the owner of the Celestial Realm cafe saying that she and her sister would like to pose. Now we don't have to worry about finding models.|
We eat at another delicious vegetarian cafe, The Golden Temple, and then wander around the Japanese gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
|Birmingham, Alabama Shoot: 2 Sisters and close friends. We shot next to a Full Moon BBQ with 2 sisters Shauna and Robbi. Big happy smiling moon surrounded by a starry sky and skinny pretty sisters. They take us to an old canon next on a hill over-looking the city. Yellow lights down below a grey and dark morning sky. 2 more shots. The sisters offer us a shower. Spencer remembers that during a conversation with the models' mom (who owns the coffe shop with Shauna) that she promised free coffee if her daughter posed. Spencer gives them a poster and they buy three more. After great coffe and conversation and showers we head to Atlanta.|