Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Yorker Magazine advert

Food “captured” in New Yorker Mag | Murray Lloyd Photography

I couldn’t work out if this was an ironic take on the normal “captured” moment used in camera advertisments (eg Usain Bolt or fast-moving wildlife ) or it just implies New Yorker Magazine readers love organic food. The guy in the ad is a New York photographer who photographs food among other things.

New yorker advert for Fuji X E1 camera showing a food photo by Robert K Jacobs.

Massey Exhibit by Grya Calic show new design for advertising meat.

Promoting NZ Beef and Lamb | Murray Lloyd Photography

A graphic design exhibit titled Food for Thought caught my eye at Massey’s Exposure exhibition in Wellington. Created by Grga Calic, the posters  were a refreshing take on the existing campaign which uses Olympic sports women from New Zealand to encourage young women to eat more red meat.

He says the campaign aims at putting glamour back into red meat and focusing on the physiological rather than the physical – brains over brawn.

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Although aimed at young women I am sure a wider demographic can identify with improved decision-making and not losing the car keys

The Exposure (now called Blow) exhibition is well worth looking around and is on each year in November . These images have been published with permission from Grga Calic and he can be contacted on 027 3084320 or at

Dairy cows eat hay in milking shed in NZ.

Boutique dairy milking in NZ | Murray Lloyd Photography

My image of life as a dairy cow reached new highs when I first sighted this delightful milking shed bathed in the early morning light. Owned by an American couple who left the US when George Bush was elected in 2000, the milking operation near Dunedin numbers between 16 and 20 cows.

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With a backdrop of faded washing hanging from the roof of the milking shed, a yodel-like call brought the cows running. Once inside the milking shed each cow knew exactly which bay to head for. One cow, who left the property for two years, still remembers which bay was originally hers.

The cows are milked using a bucket system. Before the milk is taken from the cow each one receives individual grooming (to remove muddy patches) and the udders are hand washed with a cleansing solution.

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The milk – straight from the cow – has less than 10% of the maximum allowed limit of bacteria found in milk (pasteurised and homogenised) sitting in your supermarket fridges.

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With National Radio broadcasting, and a breakfast of local Harraway oats mixed and sweetly scented lucerne the cows looked very contented. As did the customers who could take away milk, cream, ghee, cottage cheese, quark or even a mango flavoured lassi.

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Purakanui Inlet clams from New Zealand collected in gumboots.

If it weren’t for your gumboots | Murray Lloyd Photography

Where would you be…wouldn’t be eating Purakanui cockles and you’d be hungry…sing along to this tune

New Zealand Clams from Purakanui.

You can read more about how these clams are harvested commercially by Southern Clams