I wanted to capture the individual personalities of various animals while they were in their daily surroundings rather than moving them to a studio. Each photograph was taken with large or medium format film cameras & used only the available light and backgrounds. None have been digitally altered. For some of the images I wanted a white background and had to wait for a good snowfall. For others I used the darkness of the barn or the atmosphere of walls and fields. Growing up on a farm I was well used to the reality of livestock. Years later I became involved with various sanctuaries and rescues and began photographing the range of personalities of the individual animals, and telling their stories. This body of work is taken from that larger project.
Lykens, PA 17048