Charles Lindsay's glorious celebration of fishing and nature is performed with a zeal rarely witnessed in art photography. At a time when cool formalism and arms-length image-making dominate, Lindsay forgoes indifference and dives right in. With his mud-splashed camera, he wades into nature, capturing the energy and intensity of the environment around him, bristling and teaming with life. His sometimes delicate, sometimes overwhelming images fuse man with nature, absorbing the struggle of natural law and free will. The results are gorgeous black-and-white images, which yank the viewer into their world, rendering passive viewing impossible.

Charles Lindsay has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and speaks conversational Japanese, Indonesian, and Mentawai. In his twenty-five year career photographing at the interface between culture and nature, Lindsay has published seven books and appeared in numerous international magazines. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the CARBON project, an experiment in camera-less photography.


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