Ellepot root stock for Hayter’s Forestry planting operations in Ixopo

I’ll be doing a series of shoots for Ellepot in the coming months. I kicked off the series with the Hayter’s/Ixopo contracting planting operations. Sutherland Seedlings supplied them with Ellepot Eucalyptus root stock. It was a perfect day for planting; wet, misty and rainy! Ellepot is a propagation system with patented machines, customized trays and… Read More

The Gardener

Ta-da!! I present you Shirl Moberly’s beautiful garden! The Moberly’s won this photography shoot at the Lynford Country Weekend a couple years ago in an auction. It was a ‘farm photography shoot’ with lifestyle included. A couple weeks ago, I photographed some of their dairy operations, mostly of pasture management and then of course Shirl’s… Read More

Dairy photography; Pastures and silage

I have finally been able to complete the second part of the Moberly’s farm photography shoot of their Dairy as well as take some lifestyle pictures of the family and garden. There was meant to be a wedding here a month ago, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic all plans have changed! All the aloes… Read More

Forestry operations; Burning firebreaks

Documentary photography of Craig Macfarlane and the Hayter’s team in Ixopo burning fire breaks.   Lianne provides agricultural imagery for websites, advertising, training manuals, webinars and imagery for editorial purposes.  If you would like to know more about Lianne’s packages and rates, contact Lianne here with your enquiry or request.

The maize harvest; it’s a family affair

Thanks to the Lister family for being my Pannar models! I wanted to capture a mix of natural and posed images of the family during their maize harvest, in particular the kids being true farm kids; barefoot and free, clambering up the dusty combine harvester and with ‘mother and father’ in the back ground! These… Read More

Gehla, the Cabbage farmer

I visited Gehla Mngona and his family a few weeks ago to see how his cabbages are coming on. Gehla had planted 20000 cabbage seedlings from Sutherland Seedlings and they are about ready for harvest! Cabbages form part of the staple diet here in KwaZulu-Natal and are a great source of nutrients and dietary fibre,… Read More

A gallery; Farm operations during COVID-19

While many South African’s retreat to their homes, farmers and farm workers go on, ensuring there be food for the masses now and in the coming months. Here is a gallery of Sutherland Seedlings in Ixopo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict hand sanitising takes place on arrival, throughout the day and when leaving site. The… Read More

Dairy Documentary; A morning documenting farm operations on a dairy farm

I squeezed in one last agricultural shoot the day before lock down in South Africa. One of the things I love most about agricultural photography is that I get to be outdoors, often surrounded by beautiful landscapes and salt of the earth people. I love the documentary aspect of it too, the action especially! A… Read More

Green Mealies!

** ‘Mealies’ is the South African word for maize or corn on the cob! This is my brother Jono! I’ve subjected him to endless photography shoots, made him smile when he’s got a whole heap of work to do and mealies (corn/maize) to grow! Right now, along with the rest of the world – we… Read More

A Pannar shoot in Parys with 4 brothers!

A couple weeks ago, I went to the likes of Parys, Nigel and Delmas in South Africa, some areas I have not been to before. This shoot was for Pannar Seed and Corteva Agriscience. The 3 day shoot kicked off with the Van der Westhuizen brothers in Parys! They farm maize, soya’s and sunflowers! Are… Read More

The Pannar Delmas Extravaganza!

Last week I got to go to some places in South Africa that I have never been to before! I went on tour to the likes of Parys, Nigel and Delmas for Pannar Seed where I photographed sunflowers, maize and soya crops. I also got to experience my first Pannar Extravaganza show! Every year, Pannar… Read More

Gudra Bean harvest

Today I did a quick morning shoot of Skimps’s Gudra beans being harvested. These images will go into the Pannar Seed and Corteva Science album that I am working on this year for their 2021 catalogue. These Pannar shoots have been a great learning experience for me in that I am photographing a variety of… Read More