Italy invades New Orleans - 2016 Tales of the Cocktail

August 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

My first real job was at Villa Pizza in Johnson City New York.  A few of my high school friends worked there and loved it, what's not to love?  The pay was a tip free $4.25 an hour and you got free pizza.  Free f*ckin pizza, count me in!  It was awesome working there and to this day I still practice some of the good food serving habits I learned at the restaurant.  Has anyone out there ever worked with Italians though?  They're crazy folks.  I originally thought most of the older chefs on day shift hated me, always yelling something out in my direction.  Some of the words were in English, whatever language they were using, I couldn't understand it.  And regardless of what they were saying, it didn't sound nice.  Why were these Italian guys always screamin' at me?  I was just a young high school kid trying to make a buck.  And I was honestly a hard worker, good work ethic is in my blood.  Turns out all the yelling and screaming was nothing, it's how these guys communicated on the norm.  Cheers to the Italians for letting their voices be heard, and also making some of the world's best spirits!  Viva Italia!  

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My name is Cameron Smith, welcome to my studio.  I specialize in portrait photography, event coverage, and some say I have a thing for dive bars and cocktails..  Based in Atlanta with frequent trips to Las Vegas and Portland Oregon, I love to travel.  Design and writing skills are some of the extra services I can bust out with my camera.  From blogs to photo books, and below average art that consists mostly of ink drawings, I'm considered by my Mom to be an artist - whatever my Mom says goes!  I'm also lucky enough to be the  in-house photographer with Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas, I've taken pictures of some wild shit!  When not taking pictures of said crazy things, or planning a wedding celebration on my future ranch,  you can find me in my garden with my wife and  pets. 

 

Living the green life in East Atlanta for now with big farm dreams on the horizon!  

 

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