We water salad on Monday, for picking on Tuesday for market on Wednesday, and so it goes…
Water Salad on Monday is a limited edition book of emotionally charged photos capturing the fleeting moments at Bristol’s Elm Tree Farm, a working farm where people with learning disabilities are supported in tending the land and animals. Esther was in situ here for a year watching life and death, friendships and growth, mud and blood while clicking her old analogue camera into the seasons. The book is comprised of beautiful black and white images that tenderly pick their way through the special natures that exist here.
We have just 10 copies to sell on-line. Profits go to Brandon Trust, a leading learning disability charity that runs the farm.
ISBN: 978 1 5272 1293 0
Format: 220 x 280mm (Paperback) / 80 pages
60 photos in black-and-white
The photos are remarkable, relevant, heart-felt and important – Adam Laity, cinematographer
There is love in these photos. The quality is fantastic – Darren Shepherd, photographer
Sometimes you only realise what’s been lacking when it appears. These photos are the product of many months spent with the people who work at Elm Tree Farm. There’s a closeness to them, a sense of deep fondness that shines from each portrait. Tender, acutely observed and unobtrusive, the photographs build into a slow, deeply-felt love letter to the land, to community, to care in its many forms, to the play of light, to soil and sun, to tiny moments that are there and gone – Mike White, editor Boneshaker
Water Salad on Monday is one [of] the best Bristol things I’ve seen. Esther has taken amazing and hugely emotive shots of the people who work on the farm… It’s such a fabulous idea and if I’m honest, it blew me away. You must go – Lifestyle District
It really is the most wonderful, gentle and intimate portrait of people and place – The Forge, Bristol