I am interested in man's primitive connection to the natural world. In this body of photographs fly-fishing is my means of contact. I read water, follow the seasons, and explore the ancient relationship between predator and prey.
My equipment is reduced to one camera with a fixed normal lens (Rolleiflex). The simplicity of this parallels that of the fly rod itself and I have found both to be the most sensitive and conducive tools to record and experience what I encounter.
Previously I lived with a tribe of hunters in a remote Indonesian rain forest. Working with them for over eight years, I was allowed to experience and photograph their secret rituals and taboos. I have also documented sea turtle sacrifices in Bali, and Inuit whaling in the arctic.
Recently I moved back to the U.S. The fly-fishing work explores my own relationship with the natural world in a time when we need not hunt for food. With primal nature rapidly disappearing, this project allows me to bring the ancient customs of hunting and interpreting the land into the modern vernacular.