The title of this week’s 52 Projects Project could just as easily have been: “Farm Life Fail“, but we pulled one out of the fire…
Looking to fulfill the requirements of this assignment, we drove west to a working farm. When we arrived, we were surprised to see large crowds waiting to get inside for what ended up being a fundraiser. Loud, crowded, and busy with families enjoying the beautiful day, we decided to stick to the periphery, favoring the outskirt trails over the congested farm. After maybe 45 minutes, realizing that although the trail was nice, there was no farm life there for our farm life project. So, we bailed.
Joey knew of another farm that was maybe an hour away and which he had previously photographed. So, we headed there. Instead of large crowds, there were no crowds. Rather, it was a ghost town. Despite a few people working in the fields, there wasn’t much farm or life at this particular spot. Strike two.
The next day, Joey and I grabbed a bit of time and headed to the only nearby farm that had any shot at giving us some farm life for our photographic endeavor. But… it was raining out. So, we gave it our best. These are our attempts.
And now Joey’s images and comments:
In reviewing my photographs, I discovered an unintended series. These images all focus on the animals’ eyes, their knowing eyes. Perhaps this isn’t so, but I look at these photos and see knowing eyes, eyes that have seen people like me thousands of times. These farm animals strike me as weathered and seasoned. I am really quite pleased with my images this week.