Often our everyday becomes part of the landscape and we don't notice the beauty that surrounds us. Our eyes stop seeing when we stop looking. But if we look with fresh eyes, the beauty is still there. So when Angie of Angie Roe Photography returned to the family farm at harvest time, she took her camera and shot while steering a grain truck.
A Portrait of Harvest:
I've just spent a month working on an exciting personal project, documenting the story of harvest, from paddock to bin, while I drove a grain truck for my brother on our family farm.
This was a special opportunity for me on a number of levels, but mostly because I was able to return to my farmy roots, and at the same time, have oodles of time to record the story of a unique and ever changing season on a farm in the Wheatbelt of WA.
All shot on a Fuji XPro1 mirrorless camera, with the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 and 35mm F1.4 lenses, this is a collection of spontaneous, opportunistic 'grab shots' which were taken while I was working, often as I pulled into a paddock or sat in line waiting to deliver my load of grain at the CBH bins.
In most cases I didn't have the luxury of waiting for the best light, or taking time to position someone better for a portrait, or even to shoot on anything but aperture priority mode, because, well, I was meant to be working, which for the most part includes holding the steering wheel in a truck! Which is why you'll see lots of loosely composed images, and shots taken through the windscreen, bugs, dust and all. But as many of you will know, I kinda like to shoot like that anyway, so really, I was completely in my element on this one!
We are a sharing only a small snippet of the images that Angie captured. If you want to see more, Angie created a stunning video the harvest. Pop on over to see it on her vimeo channel.