I took these photographs earlier in the summer while visiting 3 Porch Farm for a project that I've been working on for the past year and a half or so, the Seed and Plate. I took photographs and Erin, Jodi and I spent time talking with Mandy O'Shea about her floral design studio, Moonflower Design. Of her work, Mandy writes, "Moonflower has a mission to provide beautiful, fresh flowers, uniquely arranged, that evoke the essence of the season at hand. Our flowers are sustainably grown with much love and a determination to help advance the Slow Flower movement, while creating lovely floral designs for events and weddings. Our arrangements tend to have a more free flowing look to them and often include various pods, tendrils, wild grasses and other natural elements. We love to bring nature indoors." I have been an admirer of her work for years, and her farm has been one of my favorite places to adventure on field trips.
Summer is drawing to a close, and I'm getting close to the half-way point in this pregnancy, my third. Piper started school this week, and Larken has been happily attending Arrow. As our family life continues to expand and grow along with the girls, I find myself becoming increasingly drawn to the process of simplifying our life. This has meant making some difficult choices about a handful of my projects, which I love, but cannot sustain the level of input and consistency that is fair to other contributors, who are also my deeply respected friends. So my time working on the Seed and Plate is limited, for now, for this season.
That being said, I am looking for a couple photographers to pick up where I left off. Photographers with an experience in food, photojournalism, or agriculture should contact me via email for more details : firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the focus of the project, physical location in the American South is necessary.
As summer comes to a close, the school year begins, and this baby grows, I am anticipating fall and winter more than ever.