Ken Gerhardt The Artist

ABOUT

TRADITIONAL FISHERMEN
This project proved to be quite a challenge for me personally; this age-old tradition of fishing dates back to the late 17th century. What's more it continues to take place almost daily during our summer months just a mere 170 metres from my front doorstep. This activity has become like second-nature to me; I watch them intently however, grabbing my camera doesn't come to mind. So, how am I to photograph these fishermen plying their ‘hands-on’ skills? Especially as the novelty has worn off... let alone for me to successfully capture it aesthetically and what's more from a fresh and original point-of-view? it would be far easier to just go down to the beach and purchase a fresh 'Yellowtail' to share with friends while quaffing down a bottle fine wine. Then, there are other hassles, having to evade the many tourist armed with point-and-squirt-devices plus keeping them out of my frame and POV! Anyway, after some deliberation I decided I had better get out there and give it my best shot (pun intended)…
All images are destined for stock library usage i.e., Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd. (RSA) & Getty Images World Wide.

Date created: January 2019 2019-01-01T00:00:00+0000
Date published: 11 March 2020 2020-03-11T19:52:02+0000

MADEIT CREDITS

Annual 2020 ShortlistTrek-Net FishermenPhotography Project featured: on 23rd January 2019

Trek-Net Fishermen

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