For the last couple of years I have been collecting images to create a book of visual poems about childhood in New Zealand. I have an idealized view of it as a Kiwi by choice but not by birth. I know I had quite a Free Range Childhood in the Suburbs of Atlanta but America was not looking at all like the sort of place I could give that sort of an upbringing to my Sam. That was one of the reasons we moved to New Zealand in the first place. We eventually bought an organic farm in the Akatarawa Valley. This was where my photography business started as I would record the beautiful children who would come and pick blueberries on our farm. I got the idea to do the Blueberry Farm Kids book...but wasn't quite organized enough to get all of the kids I needed in one season (I was running the farm and an Environmental Education program as well as working at the Hospital and teaching myself photography....go figure.) So this project I thought would take just one year has spread into four and I am keen to see the book published but I am finding that after organizing the images I have less children than I thought I had gotten for it and would like to get some more to round out the picture I was shooting for.
Just click on the book below and you will be taken to a page that will give you all of the juicy details on how to sign your favourite littlie up for the book.