Monday, February 20, 2012

Erratic Photography: Corey Arnold

This week's photographer is an Alaskan commercial fisherman named Corey Arnold. He worked as a deckhand on a Bering Sea crabber for seven years, and now runs a wild salmon gillnetting operation.

"Nakeen"

He chronicles the desolately magnificent lives of commercial fishermen as they confront the wild ocean around the world. His first book, Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, was published in 2010.

"The North Sea"

He says, "Fishing definitely gets serious. But at the same time, it can be so mundane, time creeps super slow... Sometimes it's grunt, grueling factory work in the coldest environment with the longest hours every. So you gotta joke around to make it more interesting. That's definitely why I wanted to add some humor to the photos." His next show, "Wolf Tide," opens at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica next Saturday, February 25th. You can read more about him here.

"Kitty and Horse Fisherman"

"Purse Seine Guardian"

"Throw Down the Mountain"

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