Fishermen’s Tales; Lives through a Lens

Fishermen may not seem sexy and a surprising topic choice for a photography and travel essay. Their tall tales and fondness for exaggeration aside some guy in chest high waders is only likely to appear on the front cover of  “Fly Fisherman” or perhaps “Fetish Monthly” rather than “Vogue” magazine. Firemen and other uniform wearing men of action are much …

Postcard from Essaouira, a Moroccan fish market

The fish market in the Moroccan city of Essaouira, is an alien place to most westerners and probably a place that many would not dream of buying anything from especially food for their own table. There is little doubt that it is unlikely the market has ever seen a visit from an Environmental Health Officer, it is an extremely grubby …

Postcard from the Great Bear Rainforest sunset

Another beautiful day in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia was followed by a lovely sunset, the weather was spoiling us. This boat is one of the King Pacific Lodge’s fishing vessels, probably shortly after a returning with a boatload of guides and salmon. This is the usual pattern of the evening. The guides may spend all day taking …

Fishing Boats – Vessels of Adventure and Romance

I love boats and fishing boats in particular, they portray a certain romance even though the profession they represent is far from romantic. It is an extremely arduous job as those that participate or even watch documentaries about fisherman plying their trade in tretches of ocean like the Bering Sea can testify. Small craft that are moored or sat on …

Fishing boats under the ramparts of the Moroccan port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography iain-mallory-300-19_essaouira

Essaouira – A Fishy tale in Morocco’s Windy City

Essaouira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is known as the ‘Windy City’, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Even when there is little more than a breeze, it gusts through the streets, market places and along the beach. Its touch caresses the sand and reaches every hidden space within the town. That Essaouria s described as a city is …