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Photographer #436: Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold, 1976, USA, is an Alaskan commercial fisherman as well as a documentary photographer. He received a BFA in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 2011 he released the book Fish-Work: The Bering Sea which includes images that were made between 2003 and 2010 while he was working as a deckhand on the Bering Sea crabber f/v Rollo. The series Fish-Work doesn’t stop there, it is a life long project and has also taken him to various European countries capturing the lifestyle of fishermen. One of his latest series is Wolf Tide which includes a mixture of experiences as a fisherman, rural encounters with unsuspecting wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Nowadays he captains a wild salmon gillnetting operation in Bristol Bay while working on photo assignments and gallery exhibitions in the off season. His work has appeared in numerous magazines as The New Yorker, Esquire and Juxtapoz. In 2009 he was named one of the PDN’s top 30 emerging photographers. The following images come from the series Wolf Tide, Fish-Work Bering Sea and Graveyard Point.

Website: www.coreyfishes.com

Photo Series: Andrew Fuller – Beach Volleyball

Here it is! The first post from my call for photo submissions.

Andrew Fuller is a California-based beach volleyball player. Andrew is also currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

According to his bio, Andrew is left-handed and great at pan frying vegetables and meats. Sadly, he’s no good at being small (hiding) or staying up past 11pm.

Andrew’s bio fails to mention that he makes some pretty damn good photographs too.

I’ve never cared about beach volleyball. Everything I know about beach volleyball comes from California Dreaming, Top Gun and Side Out.

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Andrew’s photographs make me care. They show me beach volleyball in a way I had never considered it before: a sweat-stained hat, feet mangled from years in the sun and sand, a tangled net. The normal representation of beach volleyball as all bubble gum and smiles is replaced by a melancholic depiction of the oft-painful and monotonous commitment needed to compete professionally. Andrew is clearly a part of the beach volleyball world and he does a great job of sharing that world with the rest of us.

I hope you enjoy Andrew’s work as much as I do.

Head over to Andrew Fuller’s Website to see more photographs