In the Netherlands the word for farmer (boer), can be used as a curse word. It means that you are being rough, bad-mannered or blunt. While many people don’t even know what it means to be a farmer. In the series farmers and growers I, photographer Loes Heerink, follow different kind of farmers and growers to show what being a farmer means. The photo series tries to highlight the beauty and the hard work.
More to follow
Right now she is following six farmers or growers. Three more are on their way. I is in contact with a snail farmer, a wurm farmer, a fish farmer, a pig farmer. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know!