Beginning in the fall of 2009, I began visiting a family operated dairy farm located in the small town of Rollinsford, NH known as Brookford Farm. Through my countless visits, I began to notice a common theme of life, death, & rebirth and how this is a perpetual cycle which allows all of these diverse systems to coexist and benefit from one another.
Spending time with the children on the farm only brought more attention to the energy and occasional hardships that truly defined the agricultural lifestyle. These were free-range children, and it is this freedom that allowed them to develop a sensibility typically not found in children their age. I found myself drawn to this energy and it is the quality that is present in my most successful images. This body of work is a documentation of a unique and timeless subculture that has existed throughout the generations of family farmers – a closer look at what it truly means to grow up on the farm.