This brings me to my first image posted on my blog. Our lecturers asked us to bring in an A3 photograph that helps identify us as a photographer. This was an interesting experiment, especially since I arrived late to class. I spent time looking around at the walls, assigning photographs to people. The addition of sheep in my photo offer an obvious hint to who took the photograph to my classmates. I’ve used sheep at some stage in every single term. I like to think that this is my tongue and cheek way of referring to my roots while still not being that obvious. While I consider myself now very metropolitan and I enjoy big bustling cities. I like to use my background as a grounder to delusions of grandeur. While not all projects feature a sheep project, I like to think that a landscape with a distant sheep is enough to say I’ve included sheep in this project!
Now that I can choose my own project without limitations. I’ve decided to go back to my roots and explore lambing season at home. It’s difficult to explain the sense the feelings in my house around lambing season. There is a constant panic and a permanent time management issue. Lambing season is a time of lack of sleep, rainy nights out in a field and days of sick lambs chilling out in a box beside the fire. While this for me is the ‘everyday’, it’s not the everyday or common to most people and it’s this idea that I’m intrigued with. My goal for this project is to explore the production line of modern day farmers, the progression from birth through death. I want to enlighten and intrigue the viewer through aesthetically pleasing photographs.