Val Atkinson Feature. Anglers Journal. Summer, 2019.

I’m honored to have a feature, both words and photography, in the new summer issue of Anglers Journal on Val Atkinson. To date, this was the most meaningful editorial story I have done. Val is the grandfather of fly fishing photography and has filled passports for the past forty years taking iconic images all over the globe. More importantly, when he agreed to have me come down to his home on the Fall River in California for a few days to meet, talk, fish, etc, little did I know that I would develop a great friendship with him and eventually travel internationally together on an assignment.

Val is a wonderful, kind, sincere, humble, and authentic person. I feel very lucky to call him a friend. I am including here some behind the scenes black and white images of Val at his Fall River home.

Anglers Journal. Summer 2019.

Here are some behind the scenes images of Val…