During the lockdown I have been exploring Videography. This is a new project and a skill I have been wanting to try, I have really enjoyed the project so far but I have more to learn.
Living on a working farm, springtime is a busy time of year; the cows go out to grass, which is always a highlight in the farming calendar, ploughing and planting of the new crops for winter feed, and the dreaded TB test. My all time favourite has to be the arrival of new life, especially the new lambs and calves.
This spring has had its challenges. Likewise to other industries, the out-break of COVID-19, has caused challenging times for farmers all over the country. Dairy farmers have had to throw away milk due to; limited staff at the milk dairies, and decrease in demand because of coffee shops and restaurant closures.
On our family farm, we are thankful. We have only had to throw away 3% of the milk but, neighbouring farms haven’t been so lucky.
Videography is something I have always wanted to have a go at. Every year, I take a series of photographs, this year I wanted to do something different. Lockdown has allowed me to utilise my time, the perfect opportunity to learn the art of videography. It has been a heart warming experience.
Most days I would find myself sitting, watching and waiting for a moment; lambs playing on the hillock, tender moments between mothers and their new offspring, witnessing life and death situations, and waiting for the newly born animal to take its first breath.
I have had the opportunity to witness the work and commitment that our British farmers face on a day to day basis and I want to portray this back to the general public.
I hope you will enjoy watching the video. I am already working on my summertime one.
I do have a selection rural images available to purchase for prints and artwork . (Click the link below)