Ashmead's Kernel

All the pictures in "Ashmead's Kernel" were made at Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont. The project began in the fall of 2014 as the leaves fell and the trees went dormant. In the year that followed, I photographed the cycle of work in the orchard: winter pruning, spring planting, and the efforts of itinerant honeybees to keep up with the demands of a profuse bloom that wrapped the apple trees in pink and white. Then in the summer and early autumn the pictures focused on the succession of small fruits and that season's near record harvest of heirloom apples. All the while, I tried to tend to the pictures with as much care as the orchard workers lavished on the crop.

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