For those of you who know me, it’s no mystery that two of my favorite things are portraits and beer. I was excited, then, to be contacted by Brian at Linc Malt to talk about exactly that. We exchanged ideas and thoughts about why this movement toward single-farm, varietal-selective craft malting is so exciting. At the end of our conversation, Brian and I both agreed that their visuals need to accomplish a few things. First, the images need to reflect both the company culture at Linc Malt and the culture of the beer industry, both of which place a high value on relationships, personal connection, and having a damn good time.
We photographed two grain growers in the Palouse, the first of whom is Bill Myers with Joseph’s Grainery: