Forestry operations; Burning firebreaks

Documentary photography of Craig Macfarlane and the Hayter’s team in Ixopo burning fire breaks.

Women firefighters (2)

Women fire fighers (2)

Forestry operations (8)

Forestry operations (7)

Forestry operations (12)

Women fire fighers (3)

Women firefighters (7)

Women firefighters (8)

Firebreaks (12)

Forestry operations (19)

Firebreaks (14)

Firebreaks (18)

Firebreaks (17)

Fire breaks

 

Firebreaks (1)

Firebreaks (21)

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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 are a few from the album!

Brothers (9)

Sunflower crop (23)

Maize crop (3)

Parys farm landscape (4)-3

Sunflowers (5)

*These images are licenced to Pannar Seed and Corteva Agriscience.

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 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 host a number of shows around the country where their experts give the local farmers and students ‘talks’ and advice on the various crops as well as their new seed varieties. This highly informative and popular agriculture show also includes Demo plots, showcasing all Pannar’s maize and soya varieties. Here are a few images of the 2020 Delmas Extravaganza!

2020 Delmas Extravaganza (3)

Pannar Seed (6)

Klaas Van Wyk (2)

2020 Delmas Extravaganza (15)

Delmas Extravaganza (16)

Pannar Seed (1)

Delmas Extravaganza (30)

Delmas Extravaganza (9)

These images are commissioned by Pannar Seed.

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.

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 that is dotted with giant aloes in full bloom. It’s really quite beautiful at this time of year.

I met smallholder farmer Ghela Mngoma. Gehla has a few hectres of cabbages, tomatoes and pumpkins. His farm is situated alongside a river, giving him access to plenty of water and a successful irrigation scheme. It looks like he’s going to have a bumper cabbage crop this year!

Over the years Gehla has been mentored by Beesie Stone, a long time commercial farmer in the Ixopo district. Everyone knows Beesie here! Beesie is a perfectionist when it comes to farm operations. He’s been farming for over 40 years and has recently retired. He has dedicated much of his time to mentoring Gehla, helping him to get where he is now and paving the way for a future in farming for him and his family.

These images are of Ghela himself and his cabbage crop which should be ready for harvest in the next few weeks. Shortly after I started the shoot, Ghela’s family arrived. It was a particularly colourful shoot with the aloes in the back ground, blue skies, big smiles and pumpkins! I’m looking forward to capturing the harvest in a few weeks time and following this family’s future in agriculture.

Smallholder farmer in Ixopo

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for smallholder farmers

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for smallholder farmers

Tomato harvest

Harry Gwala Agri

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for smallholder farmers

Lianne has a special interest in smallholder farmers and has done work for the likes of AgDevCo and Backsaver Farm Equipment. She has a good rapport with the farmers she is photographing and is able to make them feel comfortable and relaxed while being photographed. Her work includes both documentary and directed shoots. Lianne has photographed smallholder farmers in a number of Southern African countries and is available to travel.