Photographer Profiles


Photographer # 1

 

Name: Henry Perry

Social media alias: HP Photography

Age: 17

Location: Brookstead QLD

Occupation: Student

Social media pages:

Facebook:

HP Photography – (https://www.facebook.com/HP-Photography-1618481438409168/)

 

What do you love most about Australian Agriculture?

I love how much photography has changed my perspective and contrast of the industry. From capturing images through the lens of my camera and drone really has changed the way I personally look at the industry and make me treasure my position in the Ag industry very dearly.

 

What got you involved in agriculture?

Growing up on a farm from the day I was born.

 

What is your favourite production system and why?

Cotton would be the preferred production system simply because its been the main crop my family has grown since well before I was born.

 

If you could encourage young people with no direct agricultural background to get involved in agriculture in one sentence, what would you say to them?

Its not a job its a lifestyle, You watch the sun go up in the morning and down on the evening, this lifestyle never sleeps. Your feeding the world! even though its only one crop at a time.

 

Photo

Name/caption: Blue Sky’s and White fields

Personal or Photography account: HP Photography

Where & when was the photo taken?

2015 Cubbie Station Cotton Harvest

What made you take the photo?

To be honest it was a quick iPhone shot from the cab of my picker thats attracted more interest than its worth.

What concept of agriculture do you think the photo itself captures best?

The concept that this job is a lifestyle not just a job. Blue sky’s, white fields and a big John Deere Picker chugging along! you can’t any better than that!!

 

Photographer # 2

 

 

Name: Danielle Fuller

Social media alias: Instagram: danimfuller

Age:   26

Location: Ongerup, Western Australia

Occupation: Business trainee and occasional farm hand for my partners family farm

Social media/Links to pages (business/photography):

www.nightwellphotography.com        

Instagram: @danimfuller

 

Interesting Fact about yourself: I was born in the States and moved to Australia when I was 21. My father was a shearer from Western Australia, I came to visit family ended up falling in love with WA and haven't left!


What do you love most about Australian Agriculture? 
I love the community that grows around Australian Agriculture. There may not be many people in the district, but farmers will do what they can to help anyone out.

 

What got you involved in agriculture? Luck. My cousin found a seeding job for me during my first year in Australia. She asked if I could drive a tractor and I said "why not?". From then on I was hooked on farming.

 

What is your favourite production system and why?  My favourite production system would be canola production, it is such a beautiful crop and it is amazing that so much work goes into growing the tiny seeds.

 

If you could encourage young people with no direct agricultural background to get involved in agriculture in one sentence, what would you say to them? You can't beat the feeling of accomplishment after a day of work, you can look at what you've done and know you've made a difference in the world.

 

Photo

 

Name/caption: Spread Your Wings

Personal or Photography account (optional): Nightwell Photography

Where & when was the photo taken? This photo was taken near Ongerup, Western Australia at the end of July this year.

What made you take the photo? I was dropping lunch off to my partner while he catching up on spraying after a couple of weeks of bad weather. It was such a nice day with the sun shining and the lovely green wheat that I just had to take a few shots and got this one. 

What concept of agriculture do you think the photo itself captures best? I think this photo captures the scale of broadacre farming.

 

 

Photographer # 3

 

 

Name: James Braszell

Social media alias: James Braszell Photography

Age: 21

Location: Ballarat

Occupation: Shearer, Part Time Photographer

Social media/Links to pages (business/photography): https://www.facebook.com/JamesBraszellPhotography/
Instagram @jamesbraszellphotography

 

Interesting Fact about yourself:

Besides shearing and taking photos, I've played the drums for 10 years and play in a local band.
Also a big sports fan.


What do you love most about Australian Agriculture?

Australian agriculture is very unique, it's more then a job to most people, it's a way of life. Most people I know through shearing live and breath their job and have been doing it since they left school. Wether it's the farmer you shear for, the guy on the stand next to you, or the roustabout picking up your fleece, everyone shares a laid back but hard working attitude you find only in the farming trade.

 

What got you involved in agriculture?

I never grew up on a farm but always had friends who did. When I was in year 11 I wanted to work on a station up north somewhere, but found the shearing sheds suited me perfect instead and I've never looked back since!

 

What is your favourite production system and why?

My involvement with agriculture has always involved wool and sheep, so definitely sheep!

 

If you could encourage young people with no direct agricultural background to get involved in agriculture in one sentence, what would you say to them?

Great fun, amazing people, and the best lifestyle you can imagine

 

Photo

Name/caption: ‘Koko the Kelpie’

Where & when was the photo taken?

I took this photo while Pressing at a shed in Buangor in Victoria. It was going to be an early cutout day so I had time to grab the camera for a few photos during the run. I first took the photo without the wool belly on her back, and then as one of the Shearers took it off and threw it, it landed on her back - Perfect!

What concept of agriculture do you think the photo itself captures best?

I think the photo is a good definition of the shearing trade. Timber shed, a Kelpie dog and a bit of wool, spot on!

 

 

Photographer # 4

 

Name: Ruby Canning

Social media: Mavstar Photography

Age: 17

Location: Mortlake, Vic

Occupation: Current year 12 Student at Ballarat Grammar on a three year science scholarship,  I’m a Rural photographer – with my main focus being livestock photography, and I am Stud Principal & Owner of Mavstar Simmentals & Red Angus

Mavstar Photography Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/mavstarphotography/home

Mavstar Photography Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mavstarphotography

 

Interesting Fact about yourself: 

Along with photography, showing & judging beef cattle is one of my great interests.

What do you love most about Australian Agriculture?

I simply love life on the land, and I enjoy knowing that we farmers are feeding the world and stewarding the land for future generations.  Additionally I admire how the industry is so much broader than just the typical Farmer stereotype, and the amount of career opportunities Australian Agriculture offers.

What got you involved in Agriculture?

I am a 6th generation beef  cattle seedstock producer, I have my own cattle stud and  I’ve always grown up on the farm and around livestock.  I’m pretty confident to say agriculture is a large part of who I am, and I’m proud to continue in my family’s footsteps producing top quality cattle.

What is your favourite production system and why?

Beef cattle production is my favourite production system. Many people see Beef as something they simply they eat & see on a plate, but to me the cattle my family & I raise are so much more than that. We pride ourselves on top quality show cattle, but we also aim to produce prime beef. Beef cattle production is something that has a large part in my life, and that’s why I am so passionate about it.

If you could encourage young people with no direct agricultural background to get involved in agriculture in one sentence, what would you say to them?

There is so much more to agriculture than the food you have on your plate, and farming is the most beautiful lifestyle anyone could ever experience. 

 

Photo

 

Photo Name/caption: “Mum, you already got that spot!”

Where & when was the photo taken?

 At our family property “Maverick Simmentals” in 2015

What made you take the photo?

I was just out with the cows & the new calves and I couldn’t miss this opportunity to seize such a precious time shared between a loving mother & her calf.

The impression on the calves face made me chuckle, so I was happy when I captured this moment before it was missed.

Is there a story Behind the photo, if so what is it?

Being away at boarding school I miss my family, the farm & the cows, and mostly I miss the little moments, such as calving.  I was home for a quick trip one weekend last year & I was filled with excitement to see my new calves when I captured this photo. I adore the amount of love and compassion within this image & the simplicity of the moment captured.

What concept of agriculture do you think the photo itself captures best?

Growing up surrounded by cattle & immersed within the beef industry, I find it so beautiful to see the love a cow has for her calf, and this is what this photo captures best.