The khaki getup and veldskoene phenomenon is everywhere – and Mzansi farmers are now capturing their best moments working the land through photo shoots, strutting their stuff in the striking farmers’ uniform.
North West photographer Olebogeng Moshoeu spent most of his career taking pics at weddings and birthday celebrations. But it is his most recent photo shoot on a farm that caught Food For Mzansi’s attention.
“When I took those pictures I knew that it would somehow go viral and it did. Farming culture and the clothing thing is growing amongst the black (farming) community and I love it,” says Moshoeu.
In the shoot, Moshoeu captures nearly 15 women and two children. The photoshoot, which was part of a birthday celebration, was held on a farm in Christiana on the banks of the Vaal River.
He says the sensational pics were not his first shoot with an agricultural theme. In fact, it’s begun trending after Food For Mzansi first reported on farmers bringing their sexy back with two-tone and khaki. Moshoeu’s pictures were shared viral despite negative comments from a few haters about the khaki-wearing women.
“I don’t see any problem with wearing khaki. It’s just clothing after all. People must remember things have changed and it’s ok to embrace other cultures,” says Moshoeu.
“I took those pictures because I wanted people to see that farming was no longer only for the white guy. I want to end that mentality through my pictures. Farming is for everyone.”