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goat trio

It turns out to be a surprise to everyone (myself included) that I really took to making photos of people while I was in Sicily.

I can’t decide if making a portrait of a goat trio is a natural outcome of that turn of events, or just a weird thing I did…
near San Biagio Platini
photographed 9.6.2022

behold: the goat

In late August of 2021, I was in Boston and had lunch with my friend Don Toothaker; he was very excited to tell me about a photo adventure to Sicily that he was planning. The thing that stuck with me (other than his unbridled enthusiasm) was when he said, “We’ll see goat cheese in the markets AND then GO SEE THE GOATS.” I was intrigued, even though it took me nearly a half a year to talk myself into taking the trip.

Don’s enthusiasm for the trip was not misplaced or exaggerated. Going on the trip was definitely one of the smarter decisions I’ve ever made.*

And look! Here’s the goat I’d been promised. The breed is Girgenti; they are indigenous to the Sicilian province of Agrigento. And they will be your best friend if you scratch their heads just behind their horns.

near San Biagio Platini, Sicily
photographed 6.6.2022

*Not that there is necessarily a lot of competition.

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