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

Loch Buighe Potatoes, the life of the humble spud!

When I lived in Mozambique a number of years ago, I published a blog called ‘Who put your prawns on your plate?’ This series of images reminds me of that blog. It’s a series of images documenting the day the potato was planted to the day it was harvested, washed and packaged for our consumption.… Read More

Photography of Rice cultivation in Senegal

I got another fantastic opportunity with AgDevCo this December and went right across to Senegal to photograph one of their company partners, CNT S.U.A.R.L. CNT are an agricultural company that specialise in farming rice. They operate 7000 hectares of rice in the Senegal Valley region. 6000 of these hectares are operated by the local smallholder… Read More

Jolivet jockey’s

BOOM, 2020 is here! The start of a new decade! As so many of us do, I have identified a few goals that I will be working on – most notably to go full speed ahead with agricultural photography, both commercial and for NGO organisations. 2019 was a good year in that it helped me… Read More

Timber operations; fueling the fire!

Just before heading off to Senegal to photograph rice, I stopped in at Loch Buighe farm to photograph some brushwood being burnt. I’ve been documenting Loch Buighe farm over the year and all farm operations must be captured! It’s been a great learning experience for me to have so many different operations going on in… Read More

Planting Avo trees in Ixopo

Another lot of Avo’s being planted in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal. I look forward to the day when there is an abundance of Hass Avo’s for sale! Ixopo’s agricultural landscape is rapidly changing, with many farmers in the district investing in Avo and Lemon orchards!

A misty morning on Loch Buighe farm

I woke up very early this morning to capture the sun rise over Ixopo and onto Loch Buighe farm. I’d hoped to get some pictures of the avo’s too. But the weather had other plans today. This misty, wet weather is quite common here in Ixopo and probably why this area is such a big… Read More