The September issue of Portland Monthly is out now and features a story I wrote before leaving for Bristol Bay this summer. The piece, titled 'Red Sea', was a fitting thing to come home to after salmon season: not only is it a collaboration with photographer Corey Arnold, with whom I've fished in Bristol Bay for the past four summers, but it's about some of our fishermen neighbors up there at our Graveyard Point fishing camp. More specifically, it's about Reid Ten Kley and Christopher Nicolson, cousins and third-generation Graveyard fishermen who founded their Iliamna Fish Company as a way to export quality salmon to their home markets. It helps that those home makets--Portland and Brooklyn, respectively--are home to some of the most food-obsessed people in the nation.
To learn more, and to see some of Corey's amazing photos from our summer home, check out the full piece here. And keep tuned to this space for more collaborations to come between me and talented Mr. Arnold.