The Old Tin Chook Farmer by Michael John

Currently unavailable for purchase

This interesting looking farmer has been sculptured from metal, complete with hat and pitchfork.

Although finished with a few coats of coloured paint for clothes, he, like Dorothy’s tin man from The Wizard of Oz, is showing signs of rust.

The chickens don’t seem scared of him at all, and are quite happy to feed around his boots.

Some old rusty farm machinery stands nearby.

Captured on a farm near Richmond, NSW, Australia.
670 views at 3/6/12

Backyard Photography & Art – Dec 2010
Australiana Challanges (Babe) – Mar 2011
The World As We See It – Jul 2011
Remember When – Oct 2011
Livestock in General – Oct 2011
Shelters – Dec 2011
The World As We See It – May 2012

103 views at 15/3/11
670 views at 3/6/12

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

Feel free to click on my portfolio, view more images, and leave a comment. You can also purchase a card, print, or calendar.

View Full Profile


  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    A great little country shot Mike. Looks like an interesting place.

  • Thanks Michael. Yes, it was a great old farm and this scene suited the area perfectly.

    – Michael John

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Elaine.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    a wonderful image Michael… I wonder what this would look like in HDR?

  • Thanks for commenting, Mark, and for the suggestion.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Like it and hte mandarins in the corner add nicely.

  • Thanks Sonia.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago


  • haha…thanks for the fave Warren.

    – Michael John

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work would you consider putting this in The Wonder of Wings jacqui x

  • Thanks Jacqui – will do.

    – Michael John

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on having this wonderful image featured in the group ,we hope you will now consider adding it to our Featured Only Avatar Challenge

  • Thanks heaps for the feature Kristina! Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Thanks for that great comment Andrea.

    – Michael John

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 4 years ago

    Nice subject matter and composition: the chicken on the left balances the oranges on the right – keeping the eye right where you want it! Sweet!

  • Thanks for that great compliment!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    A great ‘Babe’ farm image Mike. Well done.

  • Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.