île d’Orléans, is a small island located in the Saint Lawrence River about 5 kilometres east of Old Quebec City, Canada.
The island was one of the first parts of the province to be colonized by the French, and a large percentage of French Canadians can trace ancestry to early residents of the island.
I was struck by the beauty, orderliness, and solitude of the farmscapes as I pedaled around the island several years ago. Often what seemed most present was what was missing — notably the almost complete absence of farmers or farmhands. This series was my attempt to capture the elegance and serenity of this agricultural landscape.