SALMON ON ICE
In the Pacific Northwest, salmon are nearly worshipped as the mythological totem creature for a whole region. We eat them, as do Killer Whales and Grizzly Bears. In death, they fertilize the watersheds with their spent bodies. Generations of fishermen gather to harvest salmon to provide food for the long winters. Their story of leaving and returning is a model for the cycle of life.
I photograph salmon whenever and wherever I can; most often in the rivers where they run, but sometimes even in the Pike Place Market, where their beautiful bodies are displayed on ice.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.