When you have something you believe in immerse yourself in it
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” ~Joel Salatin
I am not 100% sure where this farm photography project started?
Photographing a friend’s farm when they started it from scratch a decade ago and being given the freedom to come and capture them each year as they grew…but if I’m honest it started when I was 5 and we moved smack into the middle of 100 hundred acres
of Ohio farm country.
Corn fields where my play ground, mom’s garden was my mud pie art studio and cows were my besties (just don’t name the one’s with the earrings). Nature became my sanctuary and there was no other place I would rather be.
Nothing has changed. Well except the addition of the camera and the desire to help farmers tell their farms unique story. Every farm has one. Some stories are best told with words but a farm is uniquely suited to telling it’s story visually.
Over the next 3 years my goal is to visit as many of those homesteaders, gardeners and farmers as I can, learn and tell their story of how they are trying to farm sustainably.