Photographer Brad Torchia has been asking a lot of amazing photographers what their favorite image is and why and I’m super happy to be one of those people he asked.  There’s a great lineup of people who’s work I really admire.  Please have a look at his project here

This is what I had to say about my favorite image;

"To me, I find this question incredibly daunting and intimidating and its something that I have put off for a very long time.  

This image represents all that is exciting and new yet repetitive and grueling.  I spent last summer commercial salmon fishing with some good friends in Southwest Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Nushagak Point to be exact.  I had never been to Alaska nor had I ever spent any amount of time on the water fishing in such a way.  The first few weeks were sunny, 80’s and beautiful, until the season started and things got rough for us.  Rain for weeks at a time created some pretty miserable situations while on the boat waiting for the tide to ebb and flow in order to continue fishing.  My friend Mike, seen here was always able to sleep during down time, no matter the weather, rain or shine, he could find comfort on the bow.  I respect him for that, but at this particular moment with the look on his face, the ominous clouds and the worst salmon season in 15 years made for some depressing days on the water.  This image is a reminder of how bad things can be in the most exciting times of life.”

From the series Nushagak Point.