what a contrast to yesterday’s post: FISH WORK – THE BERING SEA. look at COREY’s wonderful photos: you are getting so cold and frightened but at the same moment so fascinated – eye catching. since a few months i watch constantly the tv-production “DER GEFÄHRLICHSTE JOB ALASKAS” on DMAX, where a camera team accompanies crab fisher to their fishing grounds. what a heavy job – damn. a job for real man. the conditions are brutal: heavy seas, cold, wet, 24 hours working shifts, dangerous,… COREY ARNOLD went out as a crew member aboard a fishing boat to the BERING SEA. “With scenes of boat life so vivid that some shots can induce fear or seasickness the artist’s perspective also reveals the tender soulfulness of a fisherman’s extended life at sea. His skillful compositions depict the simultaneous bravery, toil, humor and gumption that “fish-work” demands. Yet the series also illuminates the aesthetic sublimity that can only be experienced ultimately by those willing to risk their lives where the sea breaks its back. Having survived several seasons afloat these icy and unforgiving waters we are lucky that Arnold has taken time to document his artistic impressions of this rare lifestyle and extended us a vicarious glimpse.” chosen as one of the best photo books of the year by PDN and American PHOTO magazines.
you can oder a signed copy at COREY’s website. i did it at the moment …
ISBN: 978-1-59005-306-5 , hardcover, 15 x 12 inches, 80 pages, 47 four-color plates , published by Nazraeli Press 2011
a graduate of the academy of art in san francisco, COREY ARNOLD lives and works in portland and now runs a commercial salmon fishing boat in bristol bay, alaska. his work has been exhibited worldwide. recent great and important publications and magazines featuring ARNOLD’S work. on feb 25th a new exhibitiion will be opened at RICHARD HELLER GALLERY, santa monica, cal.: WOLD TIDE. you can check some photos at COREY’S WOLF TIDE site.
from the book FISH WORK – THE BERING SEA