This past June, we spoke with Denver-based editorial and advertising photographer Matt Nager for a feature on Charlotte’s Web — a non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana. Charlotte’s Web is used to treat children with epilepsy in California and Colorado and is in high demand around the country.
Matt was recently contacted by TIME to shoot photos of the farm where Charlotte’s Web is grown, featuring the Stanley Brothers, the developers/farmers of the strand. The photos ran in conjunction with a short documentary by TIME called A Journey for Oil, focusing on children and medical marijuana:
The Stanley Brothers have continued to develop their product and customer outreach. It seems like the company has become the de facto media story of late — I continue to get assignments to photograph them and Charlotte’s Web. They recently completed the first harvest of their outdoor farm and are preparing to open their own lab to extract the oil.
Matt spent two days photographing the farm and then a third day at the Stanley Brothers’ lab. He woke around 4 a.m. to get sunrise at the shoot and spent the day at the farm and drying facility. Although the lab was still under construction when he was shooting, he was able to see the advanced equipment they are prepping for use. Matt thoroughly enjoyed the shoot and wished he had more time at the farm.
Matt expects that he will photograph the Stanley Brothers again, as the story develops and word gets out even further about Charlotte’s Web.
See more of Matt’s work on his website.
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