I have, over the past year, spent a lot of time in bars around Boston. That is, I have spent a lot of time photographing in bars around Boston for an upcoming self published book. In that time I've thought a lot about what makes a great bar, and as simple as it sounds, its a great bartender. Give me a dive bar with a great bartender over an expensive trendy bar any day. Great bartenders know that spirits can be as complex as wine and cocktails as nuanced as a delicious meal. They know how to borrow from the past and innovate to create something new. For this years Bartender's feature I got to photograph a few new faces and revisit a couple old friends. Check out some of the outtakes from the shoot and keep your eye out for our book coming soon.