I wanted to capture the individual personalities of various animals while they were in their daily surroundings rather than moving them to a studio.
This is an ongoing project which now includes many sanctuaries. The animals shown here are living at Farm Sanctuary in New York and Indraloka Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. Both are non-profit organizations devoted to rescuing farm animals in the worst of circumstances and giving them a home. Ten percent of sales of my photographs are donated to those organizations to assist them in their work.
Shannon, a La Mancha goat, rescued by Farm Sanctuary
Alexander, now living at Farm Sanctuary in New York
One of three newborn calves found collapsed at a stockyard and left for dead. Rescued by Farm Sanctuary director Susie Coston
Eddie, now living at Indraloka Sanctuary in Pennsylvania
Jumped out of a truck headed for the slaughterhouse, Eddie was rescued from the interstate by a motorist
Ogar, now living at Farm Sanctuary in New York
Rescued from a hoarder
Rescued cows at Farm Sanctuary in New York
Blessing of a rescued pig by visiting Tibetan monks, Indraloka Sanctuary in Pennsylvania