Fishermen oftentimes behave like the beast they seek; they are a group I find fascinating. They seem to be in a way isolationist, but when others of their kind appear they seem more than happy to welcome them. They are elusive, yet present. It is with this philosophy I came to the realization that while making these images, I become a sort of fisherman: the camera, my rod and the figure, the fish. The process of making photographs takes on aspects of actually fishing. I have days when I can make multiple pictures. Other times, more often than not in fact, I only observe, unable to hook them. It is a hunt for this somewhat self-kept slice of society - capturing them, and creating a study of their habitat, the places where they reside. It is the thrill of the sport for me much as it is with them.