Professional caddies are a breed unto themselves. They are often better golfers than the players whose bags they carry, their course knowledge can be encyclopedic, and they have some amazing stories to tell.
One of my favorite caddies is a Scot named Willie Arnot whom I have known for many years. Willie inspired this project. He is an amazing looking guy whose colorful life has been permanently etched onto his rubber-featured face. Willie is one of my all-time favorite portrait subjects, and I have photographed him many times.
A couple of summers ago, after a conversation with him about how so many old-time caddies are such characters, I began thinking of the many memorable caddies I have met over the years.
One thought led to another and I decided to do this series of caddy portraits.