Monday 18th November – I took a trip out with skipper, Cam Watterson, and Chris Overs on the Port St Mary (Isle of Man) based scallop dredger, Regal Star. I’m shooting a mix of black & white and colour at the moment – I think this series definitely lends itself to monochrome.
I don’t know a lot about fishing, but what I do know, is that the longer fishermen are sat around between tows, the less money they’re earning… On Wednesday morning, our third day out, the mood was low – for the first couple of days out on Mizpah, the hauls of fish had been less than bountiful; the crew were on the processing deck, sorting and gutting fish, for as little as 20-minutes after some hauls. I’d been speaking to […]
Mizpah – Its first usage (Gen 31.49-50) refers to it as a pillar of stones set up by Jacob and Laban. The pillar of stones acted as a witness to the bond between the two men. These are the first of many images I made in the last couple of weeks aboard the fishing trawler, Mizpah LK173, based out of Lerwick in Shetland. I’ve had to come home for a few days; however, I’ll be heading north again very soon. My […]
I’m heading north at the end of next week to continue my project to document deep-sea fishing trawlers. Just getting up to Lerwick is a distance of 670-miles, 450-miles of that is by road: it’s a good job I enjoy a road-trip. Now, if everything goes to plan, I leave the Isle of Man of Friday, get to England at midnight, drive all night and hit Thurso Bay in Caithness for a late breakfast in Scrabster. North of Scrabster is […]