Brass monkey time

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.











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