Not too long ago, Kristina threw me a quick little email with a link to her portfolio (if you send over a link to your work please be patient with me, my inbox has been flooded lately!!!) and what a fabulous portfolio it was. Perfectly bizarre little portraits of people and great color pallets. I particularly liked the “personal work” section of her site:
South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.
While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!