Dana Gallagher photographs two stories for Martha Stewart this month. Gallagher captured a weekend of gardening at her country home for the May issue of Martha Stewart Living. She followed up the feature with a post for the Martha Stewart blog on gardening with her daughter. Gallagher also photographed four Brooklyn gardens for a Whole Living feature.
Gallagher pitched Martha Stewart Living a story on gardening with kids and friends. Gallagher and her partner have a country home near Hudson, New York that has a vegetable garden they plant every year. However, since they had their daughter, they’ve spent less time there. Gallagher had the idea to capture a fun weekend of weeding and planting with friends to get the garden into shape for the season. The group lucked out with perfect weather that helped to capture the lush greenery of the garden. Gallagher comments that she gets most of her inspiration from her home and says “any time I can make work happen up there I think it’s always magical.”
The feature for Whole Living is Gallagher’s favorite type to shoot—a food and gardening story. The magazine challenged their favorite Brooklyn gardeners to grow a feast of vegetables in just eight square feet. The story includes tips for growing a garden in such a small, urban space. The growers include a rooftop farm and a schoolyard garden. Gallagher calls the high school kids particularly inspiring as they work in the garden, cook, and help at the farmer’s market. She adds “It was great to see all these people in an urban environment carve out this little piece of earth for themselves.”
See more of Dana Gallagher’s photography here.