Billy, from Bardstown / by eperlan

As photographers, we tend to shoot a lot of frames. And with mass storage, a lot of what we have in the archives goes missing or becomes "invisible" in the hierarchy. They are retrieved only through search or serendipity. I was in Bardstown, Kentucky seven years ago for a workshop—this is one of the many characters inhabiting Boone's Butcher Shop, and I love the photo for Billy's reticence to be revealed, contrasted with the very public dressing of the meats in the back room.

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