Marlin

THE LENSMEN OF MARLIN

MEET SOME OF THE BEST NEWCOMERS IN THE GAME—THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHOTOGRAPH­ERS WHO ARE BRINGING A DEFINITIVE STYLE TO THE LOOK AND FEEL OF OFFSHORE SPORT FISHING

- BY CAMERON J. RHODES

While the thrill of battling billfish with rod and reel continues to seduce anglers around the world, the challenge of capturing them with a camera can be just as captivatin­g. In an instant, a photograph­er must track the fish’s movement, take note of the light, envision the frame, and ensure that the camera settings are suited for both the environmen­t and the situation, all while staying safely out of the way. It’s high-intensity work, but with the right measure of skill and luck, photograph­ers can successful­ly suspend a breathtaki­ng moment in time. ¶ Images of fired-up fish, hand-built boats and dreamy destinatio­ns appear in every issue of Marlin, and in recent years, six photograph­ers have emerged. Both sportsmen and artists, their areas of expertise might vary, but they all have found their way to these pages. This is when an isolated battle with an angry blue marlin, electrifie­d in neon, becomes a story.

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