PETER MARKO

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The Alpaca farmer

Meet Siân, she runs the Omaru Alpaca farm in Cottles Bridge, together with her husband Rob.

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Unforgettable shoot day. First, I was smart enough to wear my white sneakers to a muddy farm, then I got some wet grass spat in my face by this sneaky alpaca that was trying to kiss me (and I totally went for it, which is really weird), but then I got attacked by some very angry birds in the middle of a field with no place to hide, and for the first time in my life I saw a manure vacuum called "the poovac" . Most importantly though, I met these amazing people.

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Overall, one of my best shoots ever. I took these portraits of Siân in an hour, while she was overseeing her vet students doing halter training in the background. She also had time to make me a hot chocolate. Make sure you visit the farm on one of their open days, it is truly a magical place. 

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Peter Marko