I have visited many farms. With each farm I visit, I often get to observe where the priorities are of the farmer other than the running of a farm. With Rockfontein farm, I immediately noticed the staff and the atmosphere on the farm. It’s a happy place here.
For this farm photography shoot, I was asked to capture the staff. The farmer wanted pictures of his staff at work, some of them who have been with him for many, many years and who have become an intricate part of the farm’s story.
I met many wonderful characters on this shoot who gave me the impression of being dedicated, hard working, team players who understand how each and every role on the farm is what makes this big dairy operation work like it does. I left this farm thinking of how important it for us to be ‘seen, heard, considered and appreciated’ and how much can be achieved when this happens. How each and every team member takes responsibility and has pride in what they do. I saw all this on this shoot, and it’s given me plenty to think about.
Lianne Ashton Photography©2021