This is just the kind of work I love: traipsing around the woods for hours on a gorgeous day with a camera around my neck. Welcome to Wetrock Farm (or what will soon be Wetrock Farm, anyway), a neighborhood in northern Durham that will include an organic farm and more than 100 acres of preserved open space.
Last fall I was asked to create a photographic portfolio capturing what this large tract of land, comprised of forest and old tobacco fields, looks like before development begins. I jumped at the chance. It looks like a pretty nice place to call home, don't you think? Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot, including this historic tobacco barn (above and below).
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.