Jude, my stock photography partner, planned a trip to Gabriel Apple Farm, in Graton, this evening. She did a great job of making sure we had lots of models to work with, so we could both go off and do our own thing. While she went off with a cute mom and her cute little boys, I got this crew…
We didn’t have an agenda, which was good because my crew did not want to work with an agenda. So we just played. I realized it has been a long time since I just played… and I realized it was fun.
I think we should all remember to just play as much as we can.
And if you need help on how to start playing, why not start with a little creative writing. Make up your own story about what is happening in the photos above and share your creative fairy tale in the comments below… The best story may just win a prize.
May the person who has the most fun win.
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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Paige, these are wonderful and amazing photos- awesome possom.
In the shimmering twilight the two young sheriffs stood proud against the apple-thieving orchard serpent staring them down. Slowly, the enormous snake slithered back through the rows of trees, turning its pointed head to give one last stabbing glare through slit eyes before disappearing into the honey light of dusk. The young men smiled smugly, unknowing it was the impenetrable force of the women at their sides that had truly repelled the hideous beast.