Recently, I had the opportunity to document daily life on a free-range laying hen farm in Loué, Sarthe, France. This farm, run by a passionate farmer, offers an insight into the hard work and dedicated commitment required to raise poultry while maintaining animal welfare.
A Warm Welcome and Total Immersion:
As soon as I arrived, I was warmly welcomed by the farmer, whose passion for her work was palpable. His dedication to the welfare of laying hens shone through in every aspect of farming. This proximity allowed me to produce an authentic photo report, highlighting the close relationship between the breeder and his animals.
The Inside of Livestock: An In-Depth Look at Everyday Life:
My images show the interior of the farm, revealing the infrastructure that contributes to the well-being of the hens. Photos highlight essential elements, such as feeding devices, emphasizing the importance of optimal conditions for growth and production of quality eggs.
Portraits of the Farmer: Between Passion and Commitment:
The images also highlight the farmer in the middle of her farm, reflecting her unwavering dedication to her chickens. Candid portraits show her holding a chicken in her arms, highlighting her deep attachment to these animals. These intimate moments captured highlight the special bond between the farmer and her poultry.
This photo report in the laying hen farm of Loué offers a realistic visual immersion in the world of poultry breeders. The resulting images reveal the passion, dedication and care needed to ensure the well-being of hens and the quality of poultry products. Through this work, as an expert B2B photographer, I bear witness to the deep bond between the farmer and her animals, thus revealing a little-known, but essential facet to the image of modern agriculture.