One of my current projects has been to begin recording rural New Zealanders and they ways in which they interact with the land. I am particularly interested in those people who have a passionate and/or long term connection with the land. This image belongs to the theme about a travelling farrier who has spent his lifetime in the trade and two of his sons are also farriers. The older son has represented NZ overseas and continues to take this traditional skill into the modern world. I travel with them into the farming districts around Wanganui and get to see some great scenery, meet some real people and hear some wonderful stories along the way. I love it.