"The virtue of a camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking."
Brooks Atkinson

Monday, August 22, 2011

Who doesn't love a little Boston Butt, especially if it is for a good cause?

I had a great time doing some volunteer candid coverage for the Jim Knapp Memorial Little Pig Pork Steak Cookoff this weekend! The Knapp family is known in this area for their musical ability, and several of them can be found in a lot of our area cover bands - and a few even compose their own music! To honor the memory of their patriarch, they decided to put their musical abilities together and hosted a 12 hour event to benefit their local community park district. There was free music all day, and all of the bands that played featured members of the Knapp family! They also had free kids' activities, plus the grownups participated in a wiffle ball tourney and a washer tossing competition. Aside from the great music, the highlight of the day was the backyard-style pork steak cookoff. There were over 30 teams set up around the perimeter of the ball fields, with picnic tents, lawn chairs, smokers, grills, roasters, and secret ingredients, all waiting to see whose meat was best. It was a great time, and I was able to get over 200 shots for them while I was there. The images below are straight out of the camera, and every time I look at them it makes me hungry for some pork steak! For those readers that aren't from the St. Louis/Southern Illinois area and aren't familiar with our love of the pork steak, you can read this nifty little article from the Schlafly Brewery about the Boston Butt here.

It was a great event, I was glad to be a part of it!

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