When photographing backyard chickens at the home of Kimberly and Jeremy Blough, I noticed their small red barn and asked “You wouldn’t happen to have a pitchfork, would you?”

“Actually, we do,” Jeremy told me, already knowing what kind of photograph I wanted to take.

Kimberly had a bundle of eggs in her hand and while my memory didn’t retain the perfect details of American Gothic (like which sides the man and woman stand on), we still made a fun portrait.

I’m a photojournalist at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact me directly at sam.hodgson@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5664.

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Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can contact him at samhodgsonphoto@gmail.com and check out his work...

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