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

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

A photographic documentary of a dairy farm and home in the Umzimkulu valley

Last year during the Lynford Country Weekend in Ixopo, I sponsored a Farm Documentary shoot for the auction and the Moberly’s made the highest bid! I will be doing this shoot in 2 parts. I did a half day recently, capturing some of the dairy scenes, winter landscapes, home and staff. I’ll be doing the… Read More

Cabbage Harvest

A month ago, I met Gehla who is a cabbage and potato farmer in the Ixopo area. I’ve been doing agriculture photography for Harry Gwala Agri, an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs for emerging farmers in KwaZulu-Natal with the help of local commercial farmers. Gehla has been mentored by local farmer Beesie Stone over the years… Read More

Ashleigh Farm Contracting and Field Services in Ixopo

I attended an informative lighting workshop this weekend that had a wedding theme to it. Doing these workshops are of incredible value and there is always something new to learn despite wedding photography not being my subject. Other than a heap of helpful information I got from this workshop, I also got confirmation that the… Read More

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… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for agriculture TVET student at Olivar Dairy with local farmers Paul and Sarah Reynolds

When I drove down the dusty, hoof-trodden road to the dairy, I was surrounded by a herd of  dairy cows on their way to the pastures. It was a happy kind of road block, when you don’t mind being held up for a while! It was a typical ‘dairy farm’ experience, where cows are the… Read More

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Lodge Photography; Autumn Days at Kings Grant Country Retreat

Autumn at Kings Grant Country Retreat in Ixopo is like stepping into a painting! The colours are quite spectacular this time of year. With the aloes in full bloom, the Poplar trees turning from yellow to orange and the beautiful light at sunrise and sunset! When marketing your lodge, quite often it’s the surrounds that… 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

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

Murray Roberts Bladesmithing

Murray Roberts is an old friend of mine. A few years ago, he stepped out of the rat race in pursuit of following his passion of Bladesmithing. As a young boy he’d watched and learned from his father who had spent long hours in the workshop handcrafting knives. 30 years later, he decided to take… Read More