Thursday, 27 January 2011


This shot was taken as part of an advertising campaign, the aim being to capture something of what real farming/food production/local life is like. The cows, however, had no intention of playing ball. Shooting from the back of a battered pick-up, every member of the herd surrounded us in minutes, jostling for position with scant regard for anyone – or anything – that got in their way. There was no sense of menace, just insatiable curiosity mixed with sizable presence. Every time I tried to frame the shot and focus a huge pair of nostrils would fill the viewfinder. I lost two lens caps in the melĂ©e and had a camera strap chewed. Worth it though...

Canon 1DS MkII 1/50 sec, f4, 17mm, ISO 160

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