Back in April, Stephanie and I traveled to Alpine, Alabama for Business Alabama to photograph Sandra Simone and we both had an immediate crush on her. A jazz singer who has spent a large part of her life in California, Simone now lives in rural Alabama tending family land (and traveling to Birmingham and Atlanta to sing). It's hard to explain exactly why she's so awesome but, whatever it is about her and her surroundings, we want to go back and spend time there.
Here are a few photos from our time on the farm with Simone, 2012's Small Farmer of the Year for Alabama.
Simone with her recently completed high tunnel.
At home in her tiny cabin she shares a cat and what I gather is a handful of dogs.
Read more about her right here.