Earlier this year, Doug Menuez began documenting the daily life and work on a small farm in upstate New York started by a Brooklyn couple who had left the city behind to start a new adventure. Doug knew the couple well: Dana Eudy was a senior photographer’s agent here at Stockland Martel, and her artist husband, Michael Eudy, used to install the exhibitions at the Stockland Martel gallery.
Dana and Michael lived a classic Brooklyn life, complete with a brownstone and a backyard, but different ambitions were calling their name. After much hard work, they established Field Apothecary & Herb Farm in bucolic Germantown, New York. Doug has been photographing the couple and their two young children as they work the land and build their business, which ranges from on-site workshops to selling the herbs they grow and harvest by hand.
“I think they are pioneers, representative of a new back-to-the-land movement, revitalizing rural culture and building a new life for themselves,” says Doug. “It’s very courageous of them and so much work. There is a lot of love on that farm.”
Here’s a small preview of Doug’s ongoing photo project: “Field: A Love Story.”