Horizons | Alaska

Adventure | Nature | Landscape

Two months spent shooting photos off the back of an Alaskan commercial fishing boat and working as a deckhand for the summer. Shot photos of the horizon everyday for two months.

DATE: Summer 2016
DURATION: 2 Months
CLASSIFICATION: Adventure, Photography, Nature

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

2016 was my second summer spent in Alaska working on the back of a commercial gill net fishing boat. The inspiration for this photo series hit me when we embarked on a three week fishing excursion – living on the boat and fishing near the Canadian border. Every day I took photos of our horizons.

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

It took three days to get from Juneau to the Canadian border. We embarked with no assurance of catching any fish – a journey based entirely on hope. Every day the horizon crept closer, yet stayed ever expansive. I would stare at that line where the sea met the sky, wondering what secrets it held for the day. I wouldn’t set foot on land for 22 straight days.

Fishing Tales

Stories from the Alaskan seas