This work primarily seeks to explore the concept of beauty, genetics and the individual. The dairy industry is driven to produce the strongest animal with the highest quality milk. As a result each cow is classified as to how close to a perfect specimen she is. This is purely a genetic score based on mobility, appearance and milk production. This rating tells us nothing of her personality or nature; they are not scored on their markings. Everything else in her life is controlled, even her name; named after her father and mother. This project is designed to challenge the notion of what is beautiful and shows these animals as individuals allowing us a glimpse at their personality.
Naomi Carson • Sarah Christie • Suzie Colledge • Lauren Craig • Stephen Crossland • Richard Deane • Tory Gaston • Emma Good • Jordan Hayes • Amanda Johnston • Aisling Kane • Lisa Larkham • Sam Long • Gemma Maguire • Julz Marulina • Emma Jane McAleese • Lauren McGookin • Joanne Mullin • Steven Neeson • Phil O'Kane • Cat Salisbury • Kevin Traynor • Nora Venney • Liz Wade • Richard Wade •