Posts Tagged ‘photography’

This is our Tree- India

Posted on: 16th November 2014 No Comments

In winter last year, I was fortunate to be able to spend 3 weeks at the Children’s Project Trust in India, working with the 32 children who lived and studied at this school. Turning our bedroom into a makeshift studio, we spent our time there sharing stories, working creatively and making digital stories. Aged between […]

Documenting farming families- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 9th November 2013 No Comments

When doing community based storytelling project such as ‘Tallys an Tir’ you never know what you are going to discover or who you will meet. Early on in our collaboration with Kestle Barton in Manaccan, we were lucky enough to be introduced to John Head; a 4th generation vet whose veterinary practice ‘Head & Head’ is […]

Down at RoseHip Barn- dancing around the farm

Posted on: 23rd August 2013 No Comments

Yesterday I spent the day working with the Kempthorne family, collecting some more visuals for the short film about the families memories of the beautiful L-shaped barn on the farm- RoseHip barn. It’s always a pleasure spending time on the farm. Gemma’s movements are amazing to watch and lend themselves to good footage & photos […]

Reed combing in Manaccan

Posted on: 7th May 2013 No Comments

Throughout the project people have kindly donated and shared their photographs with us. Here are some images of reed combing and a short description, with thanks to local Chris Harris. If you have any memories of working with this set-up then please get in touch. Above are photos (probably late 1970’s) of the system, still […]

Weaving on sheep hurdles

Posted on: 25th April 2013 No Comments

Another great workshop at Rosehip Barn on Trefranck Farm this week. This time we welcomed Altarnun School to the farm, working with year 3 & 4 into the barn. Over the day the children learnt about the history of the farm/barn through the story of ‘The Cats of Trefranck,’ did some wonderful site-specific movement work […]

A snapshot of farming in the 1990’s- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 11th April 2013 No Comments

Today I spent the day scanning with 4th generation veterinary surgeon John Head of Helston. John has an amazing collection of black and white photographs taken on farms he worked on in the 1990’s, all in the Helston area. Although taken only 20 years ago these photographs, mostly portraits, provide a snapshot of a different […]

Discovering Bee boles…

Posted on: 22nd February 2013 1 Comment

The other week whilst visiting Trewey Farm in Zennor, farmer Harry Mann kindly shared with me his bee boles! “Do you know what a bee bole is?!” he asked whilst we bumped along in his range rover, “No idea…”  I soon found out and here they are… 2 rectangular holes built into an old wall. […]

Man, Machine and Nature… Combining by Brindley Hosken

Posted on: 5th February 2013 No Comments

Here’s another of Brindley’s tales of farming near Manaccan. One August day some thirty summers ago, I was chosen to drive the combine for the day. I filled it up with diesel and drove out to the Griddle where a lovely crop of barley was waiting for me. I set the combine up and then […]

So many memories at Helston Folk Museum

Posted on: 4th February 2013 2 Comments

A huge thanks to everyone who came to the Memory Day we held in collaboration with Helston Folk Museum and Kestle Barton last Saturday. The museum had selected some fascinating objects and photographs to display from their archive, inspiring some brilliant storytelling and reminiscing. We had a great turn out and, as ‘The Dark Rooms’ […]

Sheep shearing at Methleigh

Posted on: 28th January 2013 No Comments

All photos copyright of Sarah C Chapman Over 2010-2011 I was fortunate to photograph many different aspects of Cornish farming. Whilst spending the day scanning negatives for ‘Tallys an Tir’ I remembered these images of sheep shearing at Methleigh Farm in Porthleven that I never got around to digitizing or printing. It was amazing how […]