Photographer Captures The Underestimated Beauty Of Farm Animals (Pics 10+)

Rob MacInnis is a photographer who focuses on highlighting the beauty of barnyard animals that we often select for consumption

It all started when he returned from a long trip to South America, “I had a tough time dealing with my relationship to photography after this trip,” Rob told Bored Panda.

Capturing photos in places that suffered from substantial poverty made him think twice about photography’s role in his life and society.

“I felt it irresponsible to ignore the exploitative aspects of photography, especially when making artwork in such a privileged position.”

“I found that photographing animals enabled me to critique both myself and the photographic field.”

He drew similarities to taking photos of animals from taking them of humans, “You’re invading their space so need to set some boundaries and develop trust.”

“At times this is easy and other times impossible.”

“I met a great deal of patient, helpful, and trusting farmers and we did what we could with what we had.”

“What I did have was a decent amount of time which was quite necessary.”

“Sometimes just to get the right headshot I would have to wait for an hour just for animals to calm and begin to trust me.”

Check out more of MacInnis’s work on his website and Instagram.

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