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

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

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

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

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

Touch for Health by Tonia Woodburn: It’s a balancing act…

I live in the farming district of Ixopo and most of us head to the bright lights (if you can call Maritzburg that) for any retail therapy, entertainment that is outside of the braai and dinner at friends¬†category, or school events. We are in a farming district that from a distance, might appear a little… 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