I don’t remember a whole lot about the creation of this photo or the New England fisherman in it but I do remember making it one day while out feature hunting for The Salem News. I really love the “feel” to this photo, the moody, cold light and interesting framing of the man fishing down by the harbor in Beverly, MA.
So many times while working there I would be asked to go out and simply find art. Wander around our coverage area looking for someone or something of interest. It was often hard on cold, gloomy days like this but featuring hunting always made me push myself to be more inventive, more creative and simply more resourceful.
The water was always a hot spot and I could almost always find someone doing something down on the coast. I would also flip through the yellow pages and make a list of interesting businesses I could drop by on. I had a whole arsenal of backup locations including beekeeper, dog washer and palm reader.