Saturday, December 12, 2009

Via De Luna

On assignment on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola, FL., we woke up to a fogged in day.  Looking out our hotel window on the 8th floor was like being in a cloud.  Call time for the shoot was 9:30AM for us; it was just 7:45AM  We looked at each other, grabbed the camera and headed out, driving east on the Via De Luna into a blinding whiteness.  
On either side of us pure white sand dunes, the Gulf of Mexico just a hundreds yards away to the right but completely unseen, the dense fog enveloping us.  
We parked and got the shots.  Here is one of them.

Dec 12 2009.

Friday, December 11, 2009


You're A What? from Anthony-Masterson on Vimeo.

Nice Jewish girls don't grow up to be farmers... Wrong!

Meet Rachel Tali Kaplan, a young Jewish woman who is farming organically on 2 acres in Georgia. Warm, funny and intelligent, Rachel explores the challenges of farming, her passion for feeding people, and the importance of sustainable agriculture in today's world.

Produced and Directed by Anthony-Masterson

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stan, Mt. Gilead Farm, Woodland, AL

stans turnips

stans chickens

A gentle man with a burgeoning farm operation of diverse vegetables and natural egg production. His fields follow the contours of the rolling hills of Randolph County. Breathtaking!
Stan is one of the farmers who sells his eggs and vegetables through Moore Farms and Friends, a marketing association of small sustainable and organic farmers.

Monday, October 26, 2009

On Location!

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For a piece we're working on for a marketing association of small sustainable and organic farmers, we headed out to Tallapoosa, GA to interview Brian Heatherington of Beech Creek Farms. Brian grows several kinds of amazingly delicious apples utilizing sustainable growing methods like IPM (integrated pest management) and solar power to run his irrigation system. Besides the apples he also grows peaches and a variety of vegetables on what used to be his family's dairy farm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


FARM! opens today for a short run at the Athens EcoFocus Film Festival. It plays with Homegrown and Nora! today at 1:15, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 5:30. We will try to be at the screening on Wednesday. All screenings take place at Cine, one of the hippest movie theatres in Georgia.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On Assignment...

... in Atlanta. Shooting our home for DIY with Annette Joseph. This is the assignment that had to be canceled because of flooding in the area. See POST 9/21/2009 LABEL: FLOOD for details...

Friday, October 9, 2009

On Assignment...

... In New Orleans, and taking a break from shooting the job by going out and shooting for pleasure.

On the ferry to Algiers.

Monday, September 21, 2009

On Assignment... NOT

WHOA! We will not be shooting our home for DIY Magazine with Annette Joseph tomorrow. It has been raining for days and it's now at flood stage. All furniture, clothing, etc. in lower level master suite evacuated to living room.  Will reschedule...


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


FARM! ROME IntFilmFest2009

We're just back from the Rome International Film Festival where FARM! premiered. Next month we go to Athens for the EcoFocus Film Fest.

Christine with Filmmaker/animator Yoram Benz outside DeSoto Theatre before FARM! screening.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gaia Girls

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Yesterday we went out to get some footage of Rachel Kaplan, the farmer at Gaia Gardens, for a doc we're filming about her. What a pleasant surprise to find a field full of females, harvesting sweet potato greens.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Justin Dansby, Serenbe Farms

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Besides being a computer whiz kid, Justin works part time at Serenbe Farms. Love the shirt, especially in light of all the brouhaha coming out of England with their silly slanted study of organic food.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Daniel Parson at Hub City Farmer's Market

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Daniel used to farm in Georgia and is one of the stars of FARM!, our film about Georgia's next generation of organic and sustainable farmers. He moved to South Carolina where he continues to farm organically. After 12 seasons of organic farming he has become one of the South's leading experts, he offers workshops and consultations. Check him out!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Skip and Terri

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Skip has been farming organically for about 30 years. Along with some good advice, he gave Terri a 300 gallon tote which will help her to get water to her crops.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Terri Jagger Blincoe, Farmer, Ladybug Farms

Formerly involved in international business, Terri bought 14 acres near the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains last year. For her first year, she's farming a quarter of an acre and manages to feed 10 families thru her weekly CSA. Did we mention that she's doing this by herself? Hero!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wes, Riverview Farms

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We needed some farm footage for a project we're working on for the USDA so we headed up to Riverview Farms, one of the oldest and largest certified organic family farms in the state.  They raise the most amazing Berkshire pork, and grass fed beef, tons of vegetables and fruit.  Wes, who you may recognize from FARM! was kind enough to take the time to hop on a tractor so we could get the shot.  Check out their website!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pink Beauty Radishes

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One of the best things about visiting the farms is tasting food fresh out of the ground. These radishes have a surprising sweetness with a spicy finish.

Rachel, Farmer at Gaia Gardens

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Rachel Kaplan is a young, urban farmer growing beautiful food on 5 acres. Recently, we spent the day filming her for our documentary project 'Who Grows Your Food?'

Saturday, April 25, 2009

PDN (Photo District News) Magazine April 2009


Pro Bono: Farm Aid

Christine and Owen Masterson provide visual advocacy for sustainable farming.
April 2, 2009

By Edgar Allen Beem

Mother Nature Has It Right

Documentary photography often concerns itself with recording a passing way of life. Wife and husband team Christine and Owen Masterson, who do business as Anthony-Masterson, invert this tradition, using still and video cameras to show what could be.

For the past three years, the Mastersons have been working closely with the non-profit Georgia Organics to promote and encourage sustainable and organic farming in the state of Georgia and around the rest of the United States. They began their pro bono project in 2005 when they moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles, and, being dedicated foodies, had a hard time finding farmers' markets where they could purchase local foods.

It Has To Be Local

"We wanted to put faces on farming," says Christine of the couple's mission, "and to make farmers rock stars."

For the first two years, the Mastersons primarily photographed farmers, farms and food, creating images that Georgia Organics and the farmers themselves could use on Web sites, postcards, publications, and promotional banners. The focus of Anthony-Masterson's (Anthony is Christine's maiden name) commercial work is food photography, so the Georgia farmers and their fare were celebrated in clean, elegant, light and airy images worthy of Cooking Light.

The Mastersons met in the 1980s when they were both in the music business. Owen was a guitarist and singer/songwriter with the punk rock band Yanks. Christine was tour manager for the San Francisco New Wave band Romeo Void. Subsequently, they both left music for visual media. Owen worked in front of the camera as an actor (a bit part in the movie Fight Club) and model. Christine worked as a food stylist. One day in 2000, Christine made a proposal to Owen: "I have an idea. Why don't we become photographers?"

Self-taught, the Mastersons learned their art by observing the photographers and filmmakers with whom they worked. "We do everything together," says Owen of the couple's collaborative process. "Owen is like the cinematographer," says Christine. "I might be the art director."

After eight years as still photographers, the Mastersons set their pictures in motion in 2007 to create QuickTime movies for Georgia Organics to use as "Support Your Local Farmer" public service announcements. In 2008, they used a Flip Ultra video camera to make FARM!, a 13-minute documentary aimed at encouraging young people to go into farming.

Who Grows Your Food?

Most recently, Anthony-Masterson has been busy with a borrowed Panasonic DVX100A shooting a 30-minute documentary about urban farmers within metropolitan Atlanta, and making a documentary about Georgia Organics' farmer-to-farmer mentoring program.

"They've kind of forged their own path and we're following them now," says Alice Rolls, executive director of 1,000-member Georgia Organics. Rolls says she has been amazed at how a couple who came to Georgia Organics three years ago to get connected with organic farmers in Georgia has not only helped "put a face on our food," but has also inspired the organization to improve its Web site, and has brought many innovative farming situations (such as farmers who work for residential developers) to the attention of Georgia Organics.

Georgia Organics reports that farmers' markets in Georgia have increased from 18 to 62 since 2005, and community-supported agriculture projects have grown from 8 to 35.

"They're really pushing us," says Rolls of the Mastersons. "We've got to catch up with them." But the Mastersons say all their work on behalf of Georgia Organics has essentially been enlightened self-interest.

"We now have our choice of farmers' markets to go to," says Christine. "So it's working," adds Owen.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The lovely and amazing Severine Von Tscharner Fleming

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Farmer, filmmaker, activist, a strong voice for the next generation of America's farmers. We photographed her at Love is Love Farm during the 12th Annual Georgia Organics conference.

Friday, March 20, 2009

On Assignment...

... in Atlanta.  Shooting our own home for Atlanta Home Magazine.
Easy commute. Great music. Terrific lunch. With Lisa Kline Mowry
Spring 2009 Issue 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Farmer Joe, Love is Love Farm

We have been photographing Joe since he began farming. He is one of our favorite subjects because he always takes a great picture.