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Abby Storey Of The Land Barn
The Barn. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Mounted Bullock Horns. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Setting Up The Target. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meat Hooks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Chiller Door. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Sheep's Kidneys. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Deer Head In Tree. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Deer Tracks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Hunter. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Chiller With Deer. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Butchering A Carcass. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meggie's Treat. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meggie's Kennel. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Whakapara River, Duck Shooting Season. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Turkey Hunting. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Hanging Turkey. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Photographing Ducks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Plucking Ducks With A Watchful Dog. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Five Plucked Ducks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Bush And Feathers. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Mending The Flounder Net. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Flounder Net. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Fish Bones. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Terry And Sally. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Sally's Grave. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
A Man, His Boy And His Dogs. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
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Of the Land

2009 – 2013

This series forms both a portrait of a man and an exploration of the life he leads. Terry, like his forebears, is a farmer, hunter, dog trainer and man of the land. His is a world of animal husbandry but also animal slaughter, with home-kill meat being a staple of the family diet.

A part of Terry’s life is spent hunting animals that are non-native to the New Zealand bush and are damaging the ecosytem, namely deer, goats, wild pigs and wild cattle. Hunting animals for meat has always been a part of his life and his skill and depth of knowledge about the process is immense.

Hunting and the killing of animals are a part of our history and our evolution. In contemporary society these activities are often viewed as brutal, savage and uncivilised, sometimes for good reason, sometimes not.

The highly destructive introduction of non-native animals to ecosystems around the world has resulted in the extinction or endangering of countless species. In Terry’s words, “it’s killing an animal, but it’s saving a native bird”.

Of the Land looks at the complex and sometimes paradoxical relationships between humanity and the natural world.

Abby Storey Of The Land Barn
The Barn. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Mounted Bullock Horns. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Setting Up The Target. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meat Hooks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Chiller Door. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Sheep's Kidneys. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Deer Head In Tree. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Deer Tracks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Hunter. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Chiller With Deer. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Butchering A Carcass. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meggie's Treat. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Meggie's Kennel. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Whakapara River, Duck Shooting Season. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Turkey Hunting. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Hanging Turkey. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Photographing Ducks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Plucking Ducks With A Watchful Dog. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Five Plucked Ducks. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Bush And Feathers. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Mending The Flounder Net. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Flounder Net. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Fish Bones. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Terry And Sally. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Sally's Grave. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
A Man, His Boy And His Dogs. Photograph By Abby Storey For The Series Of The Land.
Abby Storey Of The Land BarnAbby Storey Of The Land Mounted Bullock HornsAbby Storey Of The Land Setting Up The TargetAbby Storey Of The Land Meat HooksAbby Storey Of The Land Chilller DoorAbby Storey Of The Land Sheeps KidneysAbby Storey Of The Land Deer Head In TreeAbby Storey Of The Land Deer TracksAbby Storey Of The Land HunterAbby Storey Of The Land Chiller With DeerAbby Storey Of The Land Butchering A CarcassAbby Storey Of The Land Meggies TreatAbby Storey Of The Land Meggies KennelAbby Storey Of The Land Whakapara River Duck Shooting SeasonAbby Storey Of The Land Turkey HuntingAbby Storey Of The Land Hanging TurkeyAbby Storey Of The Land Photographing DucksAbby Storey Of The Land Plucking Ducks Watchful DogAbby Storey Of The Land Five Plucked DucksAbby Storey Of The Land Bush And FeathersAbby Storey Of The Land Mending The Flounder NetAbby Storey Of The Land Flounder NetAbby Storey Of The Land Fish BonesAbby Storey Of The Land Terry And SallyAbby Storey Of The Land Sallys GraveAbby Storey Of The Land A Man His Boy His Dogs

Of the Land

2009 – 2013

This series forms both a portrait of a man and an exploration of the life he leads. Terry, like his forebears, is a farmer, hunter, dog trainer and man of the land. His is a world of animal husbandry but also animal slaughter, with home-kill meat being a staple of the family diet.

A part of Terry’s life is spent hunting animals that are non-native to the New Zealand bush and are damaging the ecosytem, namely deer, goats, wild pigs and wild cattle. Hunting animals for meat has always been a part of his life and his skill and depth of knowledge about the process is immense.

Hunting and the killing of animals are a part of our history and our evolution. In contemporary society these activities are often viewed as brutal, savage and uncivilised, sometimes for good reason, sometimes not.

The highly destructive introduction of non-native animals to ecosystems around the world has resulted in the extinction or endangering of countless species. In Terry’s words, “it’s killing an animal, but it’s saving a native bird”.

Of the Land looks at the complex and sometimes paradoxical relationships between humanity and the natural world.