Sending Milk is a collection of images I photographed between 2009 and 2012 to document the dairy industry in northeastern United States. The work has been published by 3X120 Press into a book titled Sending Milk. The 144 page, duotone, hardcover is available at select independent bookstores and online at http://www.northshire.com/siteinfo/bookinfo/9780985167615/1/ I photographed these images with TriX film in an ALPA 6x9 w/58 Schneider, Rolleiflex 6x6 twin lens reflex, Leica M7, and a FUJI 6x8 Rangefinder.
“Sending Milk is dedicated to the oldest tractor on the farm that once plowed the fields and still runs strong pumping slurry; to the cows with all their warmth and curiosity; to all the worn stanchions, concrete bunkers, shovel handles, boots, and hands; to the seasons of promise, bounty, and reflection; to the past stewards of the land; to the farmers that were not able to persevere through hard times but haven’t dismantled their parlor in hopes of a future herd; to all dairy farmers of the northeast with their practical views, their ingenuity, and tireless energy that binds our communities."
Sending Milk is a direct result of the vision and support brought forward by Cabot Creamery Cooperative in efforts to document and celebrate the farm family members of Agrimark, McCadam and Cabot.