Image of the Week, June 1st 2009: Rosemond Farm Farrier

A blacksmith hard at work shoeing a horse. (Kathryn Wagner and Wagner Media Works LLC)

This is an earlier image of mine, shot during a series of images made on a historic barn and farm in Keswick Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville. The farrier, Russ Hite uses an older technique of blacksmiths called ‘hot shoeing’ which produces the clouds of smoke enveloping him in the shot. I welcome you to check out the entire series of Rosemond Farm photographs here.