Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter on Shinnecock Bay


A bayman emptying pots in Shinnecock Bay. 
It was a beautiful day Monday, maybe in the forties. Still there's no place to get out of the wind.
My interest in baymen go back a number of years. I started documenting them and everything about them one cold November day when I saw a scene similar to this in Captree Bay. It was frigid that day and I couldn't stand being out on the car for as long as it took to expose eight or so frames of film. He was  long raking for clams, probably for the holiday season.
I sent the collection around to publishers, but there was no interest. I still think there's a niche market, I did alright with print sales at shows, and a book would sell for a lot less that the price of a hand printed fiber print.
I should give self publishing a serious consideration. 
Here's two photos I've posted before, scanned from the series.

5 comments:

nance marie said...

what's wrong with just local interest?

S. Etole said...

looks cold out on the water ...

Jinksy said...

It's cold and windy here on land today - I hate to think what it would feel like on the water near me...

Karen S. said...

A friend of mine stumbled on one of those cage affairs and brought it home for their deck...they are amazing....and it can't be an easy task either... stunning view again, thanks!

Hilary said...

It looks like such cold, hard work. I think it does indeed make an interesting photo collection idea.