Author(s): Stephen Robinson
Who knew that inside the rugged exterior of many a farmer beats the heart of a poet? Photographer Stephen Robinson came across some of these poems on his travels and set out to collect up more of them to accompany a wide-ranging set of his farm-themed images. From the joys and exhaustion of high-country mustering by veteran herders to the tribulations (and eventual acceptance) of never-ending mud by a dairy farmer's wife, these are the pictures and stories of a part of the real New Zealand that is not often seen by city folk! Striking photos of leaping sheep, sweeping landscapes, lost lambs and the hurly-burly of the shearing-shed pack the book with colour and character.
Stephen Robinson has been shooting photos for over 25 years. He lives in downtown Auckland but spends a lot of time travelling the country. His camera is always with him.