Andy Anderson was the first staff photographer for Men’s Journal and now shoots for Outside, Stern, Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler and Town & Country, among others, in addition to some of the biggest advertising agencies in the world. Andy’s work appears in “Ice Stories.”
A former petroleum geologist and wildlife biologist, Rick Bass is an environmentalist who has authored more than 30 books. He lives in Montana’s Yaak Valley and is a member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council, which works to protect as wilderness the last roadless lands in that area. Rick writes about ice fishing as a remedy for cabin fever in this issue.
An education in English and film helped Austin Coit develop an appreciation for the art of storytelling. Between rigging ballyhoo and cutting squid on his stepdad’s charter boat, he picked up a camera. Two years ago he passed on a private boat job to pursue photography full time. Austin’s photos appear in “Hurry Up And Wait.”
Longtime marine journalist Jim Flannery has won numerous awards and written thousands of stories during a career that’s covered 40 years. In “Inspired by an Island,” Jim writes about artist Ray Ellis, whose paintings were the face of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby for 25 years.
Maryland-based photographer Jay Fleming focuses on the fish, wildlife, cultures and landscapes of Chesapeake Bay. His first book, Working the Water, documents the Bay’s seafood industry. Jay’s portraits of legendary fly fisherman Lefty Kreh appear in this issue.
Offshore photographer Richard Gibson fell in love with the blue marlin while residing in St. Thomas and working as a staff shooter for The Virgin Islands Daily News. A former managing editor of Tournament Digest magazine, he has contributed to many publications worldwide, and his passion for billfish is stronger than ever. Richard’s shot of a sportfish deep in a trough is the “Rolly” spread in this issue.