Photographer Kirk Jones spent 5 months last summer with three local farmers that produce goods for local farmers’ markets, local restaurants and Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA’s). Carrie Sendak, Mama Tee’s Farm, worked backyards and smaller plots around NE Portland and SE Portland while Ted and Laura, Split River Growers, and Grey Horton from Morgans Landing Farm, work land that is on Sauvie Island.
Of particular interest is the size of some of the images. “Using high resolution captures and printing at large scale, I am trying to create a feeling of immersion, capturing each person in their environment in a way that puts them in perspective with their surroundings.” Some of the large scale Gigapan prints measure over five feet wide.
The photographs will debut SATURDAY, April 6th from 5 to 8pm at:The Best Art Gallery in Portland
1468 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211.
The event will include local produce from one of the photographed farms and pizza from Via Chicago, which got its start as a vendor at the Portland Farmers Market and has also opened a brick-and-mortar location at 2013 NE Alberta. The venue space and event are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial®.
Additional Photos and Info on the project can be viewed here.