With the world’s population continually growing, the demand for food will see organic farming and permaculture methods fighting to create sustainable food production in the future. I am interested in documenting those people whose ethical farming practices create positive outcomes for the land, animals and humankind.
This series describes farming within an ethical framework. It shows a traditional farm run by a family, who treat their animals and land with the respect they deserve. The pictures speak to the viewer of a simpler time, before the rise of factory farming and the mass production of food.
The Tommerup family are 6th generation dairy farmers, located in Kerry, Queensland. The Tommerups regularly do farm tours, and also participate in the WWOOF program. If you would like to find out more about the Tommerup’s dairy farm, feel free to visit their website.
Many thanks to the Tommerup’s for welcoming me into their family so wholeheartedly and generously allowing me to document their unique way of life.
This body of work was completed in October 2011, and was exhibited as part of the Departure: 2011 Photography Students Graduation Exhibiton, at the Queensland College of Art, during November 2011. The series was also exhibited in Sunny Side Up, at Gallery on the Lane, Southport, during December 2011.