Nikon D750 | Nikon 85mm 1.4 | ISO 250 | f/2 | 1/320
I was talking about Farm at The Photography Show last week and I was asked what is my favourite thing about it. And it’s by far and away the friendships that have been formed through Farm. It’s friends that I’ve made for life and Farmers meeting Farmers, then going on to form their own bonds. There really is something about Farm that nurtures that in people and I just love to see all the connections that are made.
I couldn’t not chose this image as our winner this week as it’s a shot of one of the very first Farmers Zoë Alexandra with her gorgeous little family. It’s by the hugely talented Nikki Leadbetter and it gives me the proper goosebumps, it’s such a beautiful moment. To me this is everything that family should be. The light and the processing make it look like a renaissance painting and it simply conveys such a deep and heartfelt emotion.
As we go into another week of FarmShop, I look forward to seeing many old friends and meeting some new ones. Gawd, I bloody love Farm!
“This image is really special to me. I was honored that Sam and Zoë who are good friends of mine asked me to photograph their home birth. With my hubby working away and juggling young three kids, I didn’t know if the timings would be right and I would get away in time if at all but In the end, it did work out. I had the most incredible experience during my time as a photographer. Sam (the absolute legend) delivered his own daughter like a complete pro before the midwife arrived back. Zoë and Sam were incredible and with just the three of us in the room it was the most extraordinary experience. I cried.