Gallery: Dairy Day day at Loch Buighe and Craigieburn

This is a nervous of smile! I have learned that standing here behind these cows can be quite a risky affair! Veterinary day at Loch Buighe Dairy Speed dating for dairy cows! 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

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

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

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

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

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

Pannar Seed photo shoot; The grass is greener here!

We’re just emerging from a severe drought. As I speak, it’s bucketing with torrential rain and it’s come in the nick of time! Whether ‘flooding’ is the lesser evil, we will know soon but I think all farmers in KwaZulu-Natal are sighing deep breaths of relief that the rain is at least here.  It’s a… 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

Sutherland Seedlings Ellepot Avo Trees being planted in Ixopo

Another lot of Avo trees being planted on Loch Buighe Farm. These Avo’s are from Sutherland Seedlings in Ixopo and were planted as Ellepots – a paper pot opposed to plastic bags. Ellepot seedlings and fruit trees are known to be healthier and have a faster root development, with more uniform plants while improving crop… Read More