About Julie Ann Fineman
Over the past 25 years, Julie Ann Fineman (aka Julie Brothers) has created a diverse body of work photographing on five of the world’s seven continents. Her images include food and travel for Bon Appitit magazine, celebrities, ad campaigns, posters, product endorsements and philanthropic work for causes in Africa and Croatia (click here to view this work). In 2011 while still accepting assignments, she took a new direction to immerse herself in organic farming at Rainbeau Ridge in Westchester County, N.Y.
A kaleidoscope of farm experiences cast its spell on Julie...goats breeding and dying, the midwifery of births late into a snowy night, a most unusual relationship with the insecure peahen Genki, who walks with Llulu the llama. Julie turned incubated turkey eggs daily, witnessed their hatching and corralled the farm birds into the coop each evening. She milked goats and made goat cheese, she planned crop rotations and succession planting, calculated seed spacing and planting schedules. With persistence and an ultimate display of faith, see saw an entire season through, concluding that organic farming is not for the faint of heart. To read Julie’s blogs from Rainbeau Ridge, click here.