I am still exploring multiple facets of what makes Ernie's all that it is. The individual stories that go along with many of the people are fascinating, but but much more so when framed within the context of the restaurant as a whole.
There are not very many places left like this one, where people actually know your name and see you on a daily basis. The connections that exist here are pretty unique, and we often times see groups of people interacting that most likely would not do so otherwise.
Everything is important to this project, and the images need to reflect that. I want to treat the portraits of our customers with the same magnitude importance as a still life of a bucket and mop forgotten in the basement. In truth, Ernie's could not exist without every person and object playing their own individual part, and each has a story to tell.