One thing I am excited to do is pair up with people who are doing social research for either their own academic or personal endeavors.
One such person I have been lucky to meet is Jonah Raskin, a professor at Sonoma State University. He is writing a book about his experiences on local organic farms. I was honored when he asked me to take photographs for his book last year, but unfortunately I was not able to help him much, because I went off to London for my graduate degree in documentary photography.
But since I have returned, he has asked me to fill in the holes for photos he does not have yet at an amazing farm in Sonoma called Oak Hill Farm. It is absolutely gorgeous and managed very well. Here is what I came up with after my very brief visit.
Another writer, who happens to be my future mother-in-law, Mimi Luebbermann, and Marlie de Swart, an artist and dear friend, asked me to join them on their book project. It is going to be a Wool book and it will be a combination of patterns for Marlie’s beautiful wool garments and stories about local farmers.
To get wool inspiration, I photographed the shearing of Mimi’s sheep last week, with the hopes that some might end up in the book somehow.