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Would You Like a Side of Minnows With That?

Would You Like a Side of Minnows With That?
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

For waitresses Mandi Davis, Leah Brooks, and “Dell” Pfeffer, left to right, something’s always cooking at the Fort Randall Bait & Tackle café—even without customers. Mandi works the breakfast shift starting at 6:30 a.m. “It’s not rowdy,” she says. “Retirees come in for coffee. Then you have the hunters and fishers. A couple tourists. And of course the local people.” Asked about what there is to do in this town of 168 people, Mandi says, “There’s not much here.” Pause. “There’s nothing here.” That suits some of the regulars just fine.

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/1.4
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Not recorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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