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Pig at Crowe's Farm, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Pig at Crowe’s Farm, Co. Tipperary, Ireland © 2012 Roger Overall

Pat Whelan and TJ Crowe are both meat men. Great people to talk to and learn from. Both trying to make a difference in the meat business.

Last year, Pat asked me to photograph the new James Whelan Butchers’ shop at the Avoca food hall in Monkstown, Co. Dublin. And TJ needed photographs for his new range of extensively farmed pork products.

Quite why, I cannot fathom, but it’s taken months for some of the work to find its way on to the portfolio website. I guess life moves so fast sometimes, we forget to pause and reflect on what we did.

The James Whelan Butcher’s shop work is here: The Butcher; the pictures produced for TJ are here: The Pig Farmers.

James Whelan Butchers Shop, Avoca, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

James Whelan Butcher’s shop in Monkstown – a shrine to meat © 2012 Roger Overall