When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country's farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity and hard work. Traveling across the country from Tennessee to Montana, Mobley and his camera were welcomed time and again into the homes of over two hundred farm families, who graciously shared their personal histories and private thoughts, along with the fruits of their labor. Visit after visit, Mobley came to know the independent farmer's spirit from both behind the lens and across the dinner table. The result is a stunning series of portraits and direct quotes that collectively chronicle the life of the American farmer. Each image offers an unvarnished and intimate look inside the hardships and joys of a quickly disappearing lifestyle--one that once defined our national identity and now struggles just to keep a foothold.
Digital Imaging, Photography, Digital Photography
AMERICAN FARMER - with Paul Mobley
- AMERICAN FARMER with Paul Mobley
It's been quite a journey, 3 years and change, but the book is finally finished. We had a chance to look at an advanced copy this week and couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. All the hard work put in by Paul, the publishers at Welcome Books, and us, has very clearly paid off. The book will hit shelves on October 15th, and is certainly worth checking out.
I worked with Paul to create an overallfeel for the images in the book, then carried this look and feel through theretouching of 300+ photographs with the help of the guys at my studio (thanks Peter Calloway).
Below is just a sampling of the many great images that came out of this project.
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