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

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

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

Photographing farmers

Let’s be honest, men (in general) do not like to be photographed. Then you add a ‘farmer’ to the equation and you get the next level of photo phobia! Their fear of a camera is almost palpable! Those sweat droplets from above the brow are usually not because it’s a hot day…it’s the picture of… 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

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