Maize harvest in Ixopo

The 2020 maize season is coming to an end! Here are a few images that I took of my brother’s maize crop being harvested in Ixopo by Ashleigh Farm Contracting and services. Lianne provides agricultural and documentary imagery for websites, advertising, training manuals, webinars and imagery for editorial purposes.  If you would like to know… 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

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

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!