I’ve been doing a commission for Carmarthenshire CC, photographing the town centres of Ammanford and Llandovery for forthcoming publications and as the weather looked promising, I did one of my early morning exits, to use it or lose it, and get those few final shots.
By pure chance, I happened upon Llandovery on the day of the 4th annual sheep festival. This was a new experience for me and I couldn’t believe me and my camera were in the right place at the right time for: good company, community, country life and all things woolly! (Llandovery Sheep Festival Programme 28-29 September 2013)
On the uplands of the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, the tough terrain that surrounds Llandovery, it is only hardier breeds that can thrive. Perhaps that includes people too, I thought as I looked around.
I decided to take shots of what I saw, varying aspects that to me, reflected the district’s rich and tough sheep-farming heritage. Unmissable photo-journalism as they say!
The result is a collection of black and white reportage-style images.
By the way, this is an annual event with local resident HRH The Price of Wales as patron. The event welcomes sponsors. Contact Fiona Walker, Event co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll be back!