FISH-WORK: THE BERING SEA by Corey Arnold

ポーランドを拠点とするアーティスト、コリー・アーノルド(Corey Arnold)の作品集。ベーリング海での漁のクルーの一人として漁船に乗り込み、恐怖や船酔いを誘発するような瞬間を鮮やかに切り取っている。長期的に海上にいることで崩れやすい感情の一面も表現しており、漁師という仕事における勇敢さ、労苦、人間らしさ、機知といった要素を作者の視点で巧妙に描き出す。

The long-anticipated first monograph by Portland-based artist Corey Arnold. The photographs in 'Fish-Work: The Bering Sea' capture moments from Arnold's grueling retreats as a crew member aboard a fishing boat to the Bering Sea. With scenes of boat life so vivid that some shots can induce fear or seasickness, the artist's perspective also reveals the tender soulfulness of a fisherman's extended life at sea. His skillful compositions depict the simultaneous bravery, toil, humor and gumption that 'fish-work' demands. Yet the series also illuminates the aesthetic sublimity that can only be experienced, ultimately, by those willing to risk their lives where the sea breaks its back. Having survived several seasons afloat these icy and unforgiving waters, we are lucky that Arnold has taken time to document his artistic impressions of this rare lifestyle and extended us a vicarious glimpse.

by Corey Arnold

REGULAR PRICE ¥7,800

hardcover
80 pages
381 x 304 mm
color
limited edition of 1,000 copies
2011

published by NAZRAELI PRESS