When I got the call to photograph Prather Ranch and their humane slaughter practices, I immediately said yes. Almost as quickly, I started wondering if I was in over my head. I was a vegitarian for several years and I definitely don't have the strongest stomach in the world. Next thing I knew, I was on the kill floor trying not to let the stench of apple cider vinegar, cow shit and blood overwhelm my senses.   I'm incredibly grateful to the people of Prather Ranch for letting me get in there and actually photograph the real stuff instead of being worried about PR. Their general sense was "this is where meat comes from, people should see it." These people have immense respect for the animals. Yes it is a violent, bloody process but I have a lot of respect for people who deal with the reality of that every day rather than just buying nice perfect bloodless pre-packaged meat at the grocery store without a second thought.   Shot for Modern Farmer Magazine
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 When I got the call to photograph Prather Ranch and their humane slaughter practices, I immediately said yes. Almost as quickly, I started wondering if I was in over my head. I was a vegitarian for several years and I definitely don't have the strongest stomach in the world. Next thing I knew, I was on the kill floor trying not to let the stench of apple cider vinegar, cow shit and blood overwhelm my senses.   I'm incredibly grateful to the people of Prather Ranch for letting me get in there and actually photograph the real stuff instead of being worried about PR. Their general sense was "this is where meat comes from, people should see it." These people have immense respect for the animals. Yes it is a violent, bloody process but I have a lot of respect for people who deal with the reality of that every day rather than just buying nice perfect bloodless pre-packaged meat at the grocery store without a second thought.   Shot for Modern Farmer Magazine
When I got the call to photograph Prather Ranch and their humane slaughter practices, I immediately said yes. Almost as quickly, I started wondering if I was in over my head. I was a vegitarian for several years and I definitely don't have the strongest stomach in the world. Next thing I knew, I was on the kill floor trying not to let the stench of apple cider vinegar, cow shit and blood overwhelm my senses. I'm incredibly grateful to the people of Prather Ranch for letting me get in there and actually photograph the real stuff instead of being worried about PR. Their general sense was "this is where meat comes from, people should see it." These people have immense respect for the animals. Yes it is a violent, bloody process but I have a lot of respect for people who deal with the reality of that every day rather than just buying nice perfect bloodless pre-packaged meat at the grocery store without a second thought. Shot for Modern Farmer Magazine
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