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Recent Jack Daniels Calendar

Posted in Jack Daniels by marktucker on January 2, 2012

Here are some of the images from the 2012 Jack Daniels Squires calendar. This year, the calendar block ran over the bottom-half of the images, so some of these compositions might not make sense. Just mix a drink, and squint your eyes, and imagine a calendar grid in the bottom half, overprinted. Thanks go to Nelson Eddy, creative director and storyteller; Jan Mattix, designer/AD/Good Spirit; Iris Baker, producer; Derrick Hood, David Johnson, and Joel Micah Dennis, assistants; Anna Webb, prop stylist; Randall Fanning, Getter Of All Things; and the entire town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, for being for kind and welcoming.

This one is called "Checking the Weather". This is our dear Randall Fanning, on top of Miss Emily Bedford's incredible hillside.

Leisure time in Lynchburg. Shot on a sloping hillside near the high school, on the main road. Joel is still in therapy, after being rolled down the hill (repeatedly), to get this picture right.

Bruce really does keep a miniature pony as a pet. We shot this at The Motlow House, while they shared a bowl of popcorn. (Thanks to the invaluable Ruby, for help with this image).

There's a long story about a dog that chases his own tail, but in this scene, he leaps over a long stick, at one of the barrelhouses. Jack Bateman also comes out of retirement to make a cameo appearance.

Earl holds court with The Coffee Club, at The Iron Kettle, on the square.

Chris Dickey and his dad, photographed down in Mulberry Creek, near the baseball fields. His dad makes these custom grills out of 55-gallon barrels.

Clyde Fanning, and his two canine helpers, tries to reassemble the tractor, way out Booneville Road.

Movie Night, with grilled burgers, in the big field next to The Funeral Home, on the main road. (Still unsure what image was stripped into the movie screen).

Mr. Carl Payne plots his next move, in a checkers match, inside one of the barrelhouses.

They pick on Mr. Phil Whitaker a lot. Here, he tries to enjoy his balogna sandwich, on his lunch break, but he can't buy a moment's silence.

Back cover image: Ron engaged in a game of MumblyPegs.

Front cover image: William Grogan strums an old guitar, on a fall afternoon, between The Square and Miss Mary Bobo's restaurant.

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  1. peter taylor said, on January 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Great work as always Mark! You do such a wonderful job for them.

  2. shooter said, on January 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I love the images in this post mark all are beautifully composed yet look natural almost reportage.

    I particularly like the style are they shot on film ? Or is this a digital image ? Love to know.

    Happy new year to you

  3. Michael Morris said, on January 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

    All of the photos are excellent, but the shot of Mr. Payne at the checkerboard is just stellar. Kudos.

  4. Photographic Impressions said, on January 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    [...] work. The Jack Daniels whiskey company in Lynchburg, Tenn. even commissioned him to do a calendar for them. His photos of people and places in the South were gritty and raw, and extremely powerful. [...]

  5. Mary L. Little said, on February 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Just wanted to thank Carl Payne for his thoughtful leter awhile back that let me know the old hollow beech up around Taynard Hill where my plot is located, Number h10077, had to be taken down due to a major storm. His friend, Tommy sullenger, chainsawed the wood into stove lengths. I thank Carl and Tommy for watching over my plot and appreciate their kindness. And, it is so nice to see that excellent picture of Carl in the 2012 calendar. thank you again.

    Squire Little


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