Inheritance – Turkey Kiss – Collectors Prints: Limited 6th Edition

Turkey Kiss

Inheritance #28 | Turkey Kiss

By Mike Rossi | Collection: Inheritance

Collectors Limited Edition Prints. Colour photograph of Pig Breeds Wife lavishing affection on Mr Turkey, much to Mrs Turkeys dislike.  South Africa.

About this piece

2020 – Siyanyanzela, South Africa

Mrs Turkey was pissed off

Peter, a Xhosa man and his family breed pigs. Their entrepreneurial spirit has encouraged them to diversify by raising turkeys and geese. Their shack, small as shacks tend to be, is divided into three small rooms. I got a sense that he and his wife liked privacy from their kids; who doesn’t sometimes. I wanted to photograph in the cramped bedroom. I do not know how they got the bed in there as it was practically butted up against the corrugated metal walls. I suspect the interior wall was put in afterwards.

On the bed there was a gorgeous bedraggled teddy bear. But I could not get the camera and tripod in. So I went to the sitting room which was equally congested. However, I was in luck as there was an exit door so I could move stuff out. With the camera against the wall I could use a 35 mm lens without too much distortion.

I did a few variations but something was missing; they were a little bit introverted. I kept saying to myself how can I get them to open up? The bell eventually struck when I asked Vivian, Peter’s wife, to blow a kiss at the turkey. She loved the idea. I then asked her to kiss the male turkey. Nervous at first I egged her on. I was concerned about the bird pecking her. But the turkey seemed perplexed with all this attention.

You can see the bird is quite indignant; maybe he was aware that his wife, Mrs Turkey was pissed off with the tenderness her husband was getting? Or maybe, he was just surprised a human being was showing him some affection.

All Profits Donated

OPENPAGE-Studio are donating all nett profits from the sales of “Inheritance” Collectors Prints: (Limited 6th Edition) to Save The Children.

Although these photographs are of both Children and Adults, don’t forget these Adults were once Children, and maybe the circumstances they find themselves now could have been improved in their childhood and upbringing?  This is not just a South African matter, it reaches to all corners of the world.  So we will be splitting our donations jointly between Save The Children – South Africa and Save The Children – International.

We thank the wounderful People and Children from the Informal Settlements of South Africa for participating in this project, and Mike Rossi in its creative creation.  Please give your support.

Turkey Kiss Prints


Collectors Print: Limited 6th Edition

Colour printed on Giclee Fine Art Cotton: 215 g/m² matt finish. Printed with a 4 cm white boarder around image and mounted on 2mm white card.

Authentication Label is on back of print including a printed signature of the Photographer.  A separate Authentication Certificate is supplied with each print purchase. Supplied within a protective sleeve.

This is a unframed print.

Overall Print Size – 42 cm x 30.5 cm (34 cm x 22.5 cm image size).

Go to “Choose an Options” to select a Numbered Print from this Edition #06.

Total number of Prints available in this Limited Edition print run – 10 off.

This is a “Bespoke” order.

Turkey Kiss Limited Edition Prints


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