Winter in Alaska is here, fishing continues…

Winter is officially here and what a great way to start the season…with a lunar eclipse on a clear, cold night. The snow and cold weather has been a nice change for me and I’m looking forward to getting out and enjoying it during the next few days. I have been getting on and off fishing boats for the past six weeks and I finally have a few days off to enjoy the snow and outdoors. I believe some cross country skiing will be first on my list of fun activities. I’ll be heading back out to sea from Dutch Harbor the day after Christmas, which means my time in Alaska is winding down. Well…a couple of more months here and then back to tropical Cebu.

I’m excited to get back home, mostly to see my family, but also to start some exciting projects. This long period away from home has allowed me to reflect on what my strengths are (personally & photographically) and has given me some much needed time to reflect on my vision as a photographer. I feel much more ready to move forward now with my visual storytelling and I am truly excited to jump back in. I’ll be sure to share my project ideas when I have more information and everything is better planned out. I do expect to be doing more documentary work that relates to environmental issues and conservation, as well as covering more cultural lifestyles/events and travel.

I’ve posted some images taken recently, mostly during the past week while in the small town of Kodiak. Wishing everyone a nice holiday season and great start to the New Year.

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Tagged: alaska, dutch harbor, fishermen, fishing, kodiak, photography, photos, pictures, Travel,
Posted on: Dec 22, 2010

  • Jacob,
    First off, a merry and happy Christmas time to you, all the best for the year’s end and for the new year 2011. I hope that your aspirations will lead you were you want to be, and that you’ll be happy with what you achieve.

    As to the photos, I absolutely love the Bering Fisherman one, this is just plain eye candy! Keep it up, and I’m looking forward to more photos, more stories, more life for next year.

    All the best,

    • Thanks Thomas. I appreciate your comment and wish you the best as well in 2011. Another year of life is on its way and we must all enjoy and make the most of it. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  • Nongjamine

    Hello Jacop,

    I am so crazy to go to Alaska too. I would like to travel like you, integrating to a local people, but I don’t know where to start. I search how and found like common trip from internet. Would you suggest me how? ps. I don’t drive and I am with a student budget.

  • Mariano Gonzalez

    me encanta los barcos ,soy cocinero y vivo en Panam√°.