Thursday, August 17, 2017

Corey Arnold

Sometimes it's nice to see how the other half lives and to scurry away from the previous blog post!  Below you will find pretty freaking fab photos by Corey Arnold, an artist/photographer/fisherman based in Portland, Oregon.  Love them!

About the artist:

Corey Arnold is a fine art photographer based in Portland, Oregon. His work examines man’s relationship with the natural world including animals, food production, and environmental issues. Since 2002, he has photographed his life at sea working as a Bering Sea Crab fisherman and documented his summers captaining a sockeye salmon fishing boat in Alaska. In the off-season he continues to explore the world’s commercial fisheries in an ongoing project entitled Fish-Work.

His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in Harpers, The New Yorker, New York Times LENS, Art Ltd, Rolling Stone, Time, Outside, National Geographic, Mare and The Paris Review, among others. Corey has published two books of photography by Nazraeli Press including Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, and Fishing with My Dad.

This post is reminding me that I have never gone fishing (literally speaking).  I think I'll pass on this particular style of fishing, but it would be fun to try the more lazy/leisurely/dockside type of fishing.  Soon -- I'm on some weird kick lately to get out and about and see new people, places and things.  You know...get more out of life.  Why not.  :)


E said...

These eagle images looked SUPER familiar and then I remembered why: I saw a live reading of this story from the author at Popup Magazine a( and was literally in tears. Eagles are such jerks!

Lorena said...

Oh wow these are spectacular J! The images are so real yet cold. I particularly like the one of the frozen ship and the one of the fin....
I went fishing on a yacht once and it was horrible. The poor fish was pulled out of the water and it fought for its life for so long... finally the line was pulled in and it fell on the deck and there was blood everywhere and it kept on moving. They began beating it and there was more blood. Then threw it alive in the boat freezer. Even after the freezer lid was covered you could still hear it- I never went back. I cried it was horrid. You can skip that.