Ashleigh Farm Contracting and Field Services in Ixopo

I attended an informative lighting workshop this weekend that had a wedding theme to it. Doing these workshops are of incredible value and there is always something new to learn despite wedding photography not being my subject. Other than a heap of helpful information I got from this workshop, I also got confirmation that the… Read More

NGO Photography; Harry Gwala Agri mentorship program for smallholder farmers

I’ve been doing a number of shoots for Harry Gwala Agri recently.  Harry Gwala Agri is an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs and training for smallholder farmers and agriculture TVET students with the help of local commercial farmers in the area.  This particular shoot was just down the road from me in a spectacular valley… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for agriculture TVET student at Olivar Dairy with local farmers Paul and Sarah Reynolds

When I drove down the dusty, hoof-trodden road to the dairy, I was surrounded by a herd of  dairy cows on their way to the pastures. It was a happy kind of road block, when you don’t mind being held up for a while! It was a typical ‘dairy farm’ experience, where cows are the… Read More

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Harry Gwala Agri mentorship program for agriculture TVET student with Carisbrooke Valley Citrus

Another album for Harry Gwala Agri! This time it was of agriculture TVET student Tumeka Sapo who has been getting work experience at the Carisbrooke Valley Citrus packhouse. If you require photography of your agriculture operations or programs, please use the contact form below to make your enquiry. I have photographed a number of agricultural… Read More

NGO Photography; Soil Sampling by Omnia for new Harry Gwala Agri supported maize project in Donnybrook

Today Dylan Weyer of Harry Gwala Agri and Graeme Horne of Omnia visited a group of emerging farmers in the Donnybrook area to do soil samples for a future maize project. Here are a few images I took of the soil sampling and of the meeting that took place. It will be good to come… Read More

Autumn Farm Photography

There is no day for a sleep-in during Autumn for me! The morning light and colour around this time of year is incredible! Soon after I had captured some of that beautiful morning light, I got caught up in a herd of cattle being moved to another field! So I left the landscape and opted… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri’s mentorship Program with Bruce Allwood: Avo’s

Harry Gwala Agri is an NGO and has partnered with a number of commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District. These farmers offer an 18 month work experience and mentorship program for the Agriculture students of Esayidi TVET College in Umzimkulu. I’ll be working with Harry Gwala Agri in the coming months and will be… Read More

Loch Buighe Farm Operations: The Farm Mechanic

After a morning of shooting potatoes (!), I popped my head into the workshop. One mustn’t forget the workshop! Without wheels on a farm, everything comes to a halt! I’ve been commissioned to document Loch Buighe farm in Ixopo this year, capturing the various operations,  its employees at work and the landscapes. I love this… Read More

New Avo farming Development in Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal

For much of the Ixopo and Highflats agricultural history, dairy farming and timber have dominated this area. A few years ago, citrus was introduced and now Avo farming is about to take off too. I had the pleasure of photographing the first major commercial avo development happening, implemented by Craig Macfarlane of Ixopo. On this… Read More

5 day AgDevCo agriculture shoot in the North of Malawi

I had the pleasure of going back to Malawi for a shoot for AgDevCo, an investment company partnering with smallholder farmer units (SDU’s) within large agricultural companies. This 5 day shoot included everything from community agricultural training, a Groundnut factory, paprika, macadamias and the largest mac factory in Malawi (Tropha) to farm supply stores. Here… Read More