The fall means pumpkins and colorful leaves to many, but to Southern California foodies, it means the start of lobster season. To commemorate one of my favorite seafoods, I stopped by Fisherman’s Market last Saturday to photograph the day’s catch and stumbled on the granddad of all lobster. These monsters are normally thrown back, but this one had been held for a special order.
Lobster fishermen are a sturdy, independent bunch and, as in all my environmental portraits, I wanted to capture that unique personality. Combining warm lighting on a foggy morning produced the right balance for both fisherman and lobster. Although I doubt the lobster appreciated the lighting, I was fortunate to find just the right subjects in the right environment. Better lucky than good.