This is the Jenne Farm in Reading, VT. You may know it as one of the most photographed farms in New England, if not the United States. And you know what? I was thrilled to finally get there and make some images, exactly as many, many photographers have done before me. There was a time when I wanted to avoid the most photographed ______ in the country or world, thinking that how could I possibly create something that no one else has before. What I’ve discovered is that I don’t always need to create something new and different from everyone else’s images of a location. These places are the most photographed _______ for good reason, which is typically the sheer beauty of them. So why not get there and make some magic.
The Jenne Farm is no exception. It is the quintessential New England farm – especially in the fall – and I couldn’t be happier with the images I made there, regardless of how similar they may be to others. Now after saying all that, I was fortunate to have the cows feeding right in front me, which is an added bonus that I haven’t seen in too many other images. A happy accident I was happy to come across. Had the cows not been there, however, I would’ve been just as satisfied with the shot.