Probably the coldest shoot I’ve ever done. And that includes going to photograph the Arctic ice-flow in Northern Hokkaido.
The story was on wakame seaweed in Shikoku. One February morning I was up before dawn to head out onto the frigid inland sea in tiny flat-bottomed boat.
I wore just about every item of clothing I’d brought with me and I still froze my balls off!
Naruto, where I took these pics, is one of the best-known edible seaweed producing regions in Japan. The most famous area, Sanriku, was devastated by the tsunami. So these fishermen had a busy year.
Doing this day in day out for the whole winter certainly makes the job of a photographer look pretty cushy.