For over ten years, Emily Naff has pointed her camera in exotic locations around the world. Since buying a farm in Hickman County, she has started looking closer to home for photographic inspiration.
American Gothic by Grant Wood has become an icon of the American Farmer. In Naff's new series of photographs, she hopes to honor the tradition of the New American Farmer by focusing on those with small sustainable farms. She asked each of the farmers to pose in a style reminiscent of the painting by holding tools and/or objects representing themselves and their farm. These farmers have made a decision to farm in ways that is healthy for the animals, the land, and the people. Farming is not just a career; it is a lifestyle choice that is embraced with body, mind, and soul.
“This series is really just a good excuse to hang out with interesting people and visit beautiful farms,” Naff said.
For more information about Emily Naff, visit www.emilynaffphotography.com