Body Shop Brothers was a small story I did last October for my picture story class with Rita Reed. What started out as a job profile centered on one person quickly turned into a story about the friendship between these two guys who work together. Ryan and James were both laid back which made this story somewhat easy and fun to shoot.
Originally, I had all the photos and captions under the audio slideshow I did on my website and decided it was too redundant. Since I have a slight attachment to my captions I thought maybe I could post them here for anyone interested in checking them out. I think the captions say a lot about their personalities that you don't necessarily get from the audio slideshow.
Harden jokes with Teel using an air hose to give himself an afro. “It’s like Saint Benard fur,” Harden said. Harden started working at the shop last May. He has been doing bodywork since he was 14. “He’s a pain in the ass sometimes,” Teel said about Harden. “But he’s fun. He’s a good guy. I learn a lot from him."
Harden and Teel work together on a 69’ Camaro. Harden, who has more experience with bodywork, was offered a job with Larry Larson, owner of the fastest streetcar in the world and will be featured on The Discovery Channel, in Oak Grove, Mo., but decided to turn it down because he wants to see Area 51 Cuztomz succeed. Even though he turned it down, to mess with Teel he made him think he was going to take it.