Last summer I had an idea to shoot portraits of baristas in the Birmingham area. Lesa and I had been visiting various coffee houses and chatting with baristas and getting to know them. We found that they all were very helpful and kind to answer our questions. I just had to present the idea to B-Metro Magazine, for which I had created a few other photo stories, and they gave me the go-ahead on it. Here are some images I made for it. Thanks to Seeds Coffee, Domestique Satellite, Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, Sweet Jon's Cafe, Revelator Coffee, O'Henry's, Red Cat Cafe, Innova Coffee and Caveat.