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Blind Leader © Corey Arnold Red Fox in Dutch Harbor, Alaska © Corey Arnold Octopus Bait © Corey Arnold As a child, Corey Arnold traveled the open seas in his…

As a child, Corey Arnold traveled the open seas in his imagination. He’s fished since he was in diapers, first as a hobbyist with his father and later as a commercial fisherman. He took his first deckhand job in 1995, and he’s since spent hundreds of days and nights catching sockeye salmon, halibut, codfish, and king crab, navigating howling winds and violent waves.

Corey Arnold: Wildlife

A true adventurer at heart, Corey Arnold runs wild with the wolves, or so he would like.  Corey has followed his curiosities, graduating from his youth, and continues to explore nature in all of its amazement.  The places he has seen turn our concrete jun

A true adventurer at heart, Corey Arnold runs wild with the wolves, or so he would like.  Corey has followed his curiosities, graduating from his youth, and continues to explore nature in all of its amazement.  The places he has seen turn our concrete jungles and small town charm into boring shades of the same thing.

Eat, Sleep, Fish, Click

Corey Arnold is a fisherman, photographer and photographer of fishermen. In frigid Alaska, he documents the rugged lives of those who make their living from the water.

“Fishing comes a lot easier to me than photography,” Mr. Arnold said. “The mental stress of trying to be creative all the time is pretty taxing. Fishing is massive physical stress. But being a captain, running a boat and making it all work — it just comes to me instantly.”

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Well before Corey Arnold ever thought about photography, he fished. As a child, he dressed as a fisherman for four consecutive Halloweens, and once brought a dead 3-foot Mako shark to school for show-and-tell. He knew he wanted to be a professional fisherman, even if he didn’t understand what that actually meant. What was a recreational escape for his father became an identity for him.

Photographer Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold, 30, is a Freelance Photographer and Alaska Crab Fisherman. During October, January, and February you will find him working and photographing aboard the f/v Rollo in the Bering Sea. The rest of the year he lives in Norway or San Francisco and spends the working hours photographing for exhibitions, art projects, books, magazines, bands, and advertisments. Recently, Corey has been focused on making pictures aboard fishing and whaling vessels in Northern Norway and Alaska (His so-called “life project”) You might have seen him as a deckhand aboard the f/v Rollo in the Discovery Channel’s emmy nominated series “Deadliest Catch”. He is also the co-founder and editor of Fisk Magazine, a new international “Cultural” fishing magazine which will launch in September 2006.

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