In 1974 and 75 I worked on a project on local fishermen in and around the docks of Morro Bay, California. At that time I was a part-time photographer for the Morro Bay Sun-Bulletin and a student at near by California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
I used a portion of these images as my Senior Project for college. Upon graduation these 1,600 images went into storage and were not touched for many years.
In 2007, as I went through all of my past negatives I found these and decided to resurrect the project in a book form.
Out of that came my first book, ‘The Harbor’ , which was an attempt to draw a parallel between these people’s lives and how they revolved around the Harbor. A microcoisum of what we all face in life; a search for security.
These images have been shown at Galleries and museums around California as an insight into a lifestyle and an industry that no longer exists.
For information about displaying these images please contact Thom at 559.875.2210