Shop Local: The Farrier

This week was another real treat for me. I was invited to join local farrier James Klund at one of his clients’. I watched him trim one horse and shoe another. We enjoyed a lovely conversation while he was working. I realize today how much I miss being around horses and the familiar barn smell. Maybe I should ride again…

I hope you enjoy the few snapshots I collected while James was working. Feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for visiting 🙂

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This project is shot with the Fujifilm X100V using ambient light. I am applying the same limitations as with the Musicians at play and The Artist & the Space  projects.

8 thoughts on “Shop Local: The Farrier

  1. Wonderful photos, Valerie, excellent work. They show what backbreaking work it is. James is a fantastic farrier and my horse Marta loves him! And, of course, you should ride again 👍😎🐴


  2. Lovely images, which illustrate the story so well.
    ‘Snapshots’ – for goodness sake!!!
    Once again this series is full of inspiration for my (now Covid-delayed) planned project on a local artisans collective that is run by an old friend: thank you!


    • Hey Mark,
      Thanks! Well, they do feel like snap shots when I take them since the whole process is so quick and spontaneous. It’s a lot of fun! I look forward to seeing your project. xx


      • Yes, it’s going to have to await the return of ‘normality’ since, although the craftspeople are mostly back at work, they’ve got strict social distancing arrangements because several of them are quite elderly and/or have underlying medical issues.
        I’ve got a number of key decisions to make, one being whether to go for mono or colour: some of their products have such wonderful colours that it would be in many ways a shame not to include that.
        There are some unusual and visually-varied crafts there, including stained glass, silversmiths, pottery, sculpture and several jewelry makers, and my friend who owns the building is one of the world’s few experts on classical clarinet making and restoration, and he uses some vintage tools and equipment which is wonderful of itself.

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