Pig to Pork
It's taken me awhile to write this blog posting. I wasn't really sure how to approach the subject of animal slaughter. I have felt for some time now as a food photography & an omnivore it is my responsibility to understand the origins where by my food comes from. I've been exploring the themes of "farm to table" and "sustainability" for some time now - and now finally, turning my camera to butchery and how it relates to these themes. I've photographed 2 pig slaughters now - one in Northern California & the other in upstate NY. These are a few photos combined together from both. I would like to thank Fleisher's for letting me shoot their master butcher class "Pig to Pork". I learned SO much that day! "Bacon, the Gateway Meat"!