Archive for 2009

I was recently assigned to photograph five Christian leaders with uniquely Portland-esk qualities for Portland Monthly Magazine.  The story is out now for the January issue but you can find the online version here.


Dan Merchant – Christian filmmaker
Photo: Corey Arnold

Good times about to happen in L.A. I’ll be down for a visit and proudly displaying five new images at a Garage Gallery event at the Federal Art Project:  Photos between Photos.  The show features five globe trotting photographers and the experience of life out in the big world between projects or assignments.  Go to for more details.

Orginal photographs by Flora Hanitijo, Corey Arnold, Amanda Marsalis, Mike Murphy, and Rebecca Leopold.  Opening Saturday, Dec 5 from 8pm to Midnight.

Come down and say hello!


Fish-Work flies to Orlando

October 6th, 2009

I’ll be in Orlando, Florida this weekend for the opening of a three person show including Peter Beste, Joe Conzo and myself.  Come in and say hello this Saturday from 7-11pm.  Eric Althin, the man Behind the Bold Hype Gallery has been great to work with and put together a nice double page ad in Juxtapoz for the event.  Below is the press release:


Lifestyle: The Photography of Corey Arnold, Joe Conzo, and Peter Beste
October 10th – November 7th 2009 @ Bold Hype Gallery

1844 East Winter Park Rd.
Orlando, FL 32803
T. 407-629-2965


Gives us a warm and humorous  look into the cold and dangerous world
of commercial fishing in the Bering Sea

Takes us back to life in the Bronx during the early days of Hip Hop

Exposes a raw and poetic glimpse into the heavily guarded world of Norwegian black metal

The opening reception is Saturday October 10th  7PM – 11PM.
Corey Arnold and Joe Conzo will be present, and we will have a limited number of signed copies of Peter Beste’s photography book “True Norwegian Black Metal”!

Admission is free, but we will be selling tickets for wine and food. The evening’s catering is provided by Big Wheel and will offer 3 tasty delicacies, each inspired by one of the photographers and paired with the perfect beverage!  VIEW MENU

The Menu tickets are $10. You can purchase them now by following this link, calling the Gallery 407 629 2965, or email Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door during the event.

The event is open to the public, all ages are welcome, though parents should be aware of some mild graphic content.

All photographs will be for sale.


A picture I took long ago of my beautiful niece holding a giant potato can be found just under Matt Damon’s bum on the cover of Esquire (October 2009).

Certainly a proud moment for Matt Damon to be in close proximity to my exceptionally cute niece.


I’ve been chosen to be in a slide show with 30 other photographers that will accompany the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.  Looks like I’ll be in Canada, but sounds like a good time if you are in the neighborhood. Here is the low down:

 The Annenberg Space for Photography
is pleased to invite you to SLIDE SHOW NIGHT
Thursday, September 17, 7:00-9:00pm

Following the great success of the Slide Show Night hosted by the Annenberg Space for Photography, during the L8S ANG3LES exhibit last April, the Photo Space is pleased offer an evening dedicated to the talents of international photojournalists. On September 17, 2009 the screens of the Photo Space will display a new array of exciting images which both compliment the mission of Annenberg Foundation, as well as the current exhibition

This Slide Show night is inspired by Pictures Of Year, International (POYi), which focuses on photojournalism and documentary photography. The images gathered for this presentation have been culled from the work of 30 photographers, covering current subjects as varied as addiction, Native American socio-economic issues, International Affairs, Migrant Fishing in the Bering Sea, the fervor of Michael Jackson Fans, the cultures of Chinese Turkistan and Ethiopian Jews.

The list of participating photographers is as follows:

Corey Arnold
Nina Berman
Larry Brownstein
David Butow
Philipp Engelhorn
Deanne Fitzmaurice
Yves Gellie
Masaru Goto
Katja Heinemann
Ryan Heffernan
Lisa Hogben
Aaron Huey
Kenneth Jarecke
Ann Johansson
Irene Fertik
Catherine Karnow
Ed Kashi
Brenda Ann Kenneally
Rita Leister
Gary Dwight Miller
Mike O’Meally
Darcy Padilla
Ryan Pyle
Benjamin Rasmussen
Espen Rasmussen
David Rochkind
Joseph Rodriguez
Marissa Roth
Q. Sakamaki
Lourdes Segade

This program is a non-seated event. Complimentary food and beverage will be provided to registered guests.

RSVP: Please RSVP via email to with your name and the names, or number, in your party. We can take group reservations up 4 persons. We advise that you RSVP promptly as the guest list for this event will reach capacity quickly. You will receive a confirmation that your RSVP has been received.

Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Fee: This is a FREE event.
Location: 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10
, Los Angeles, CA. 90067 – (behind the CAA building).
Parking: $1.00 with validation in visitor’s parking lot, accessed via Constellation.

New Juxtapoz Photo Book Cover!

September 10th, 2009

Juxtapoz Photo

Via Gingko Press:
Once a year, the Juxtapoz Magazine photo issue is released to eagerly awaiting fans of bleeding-edge photography. For the first time, Juxtapoz Photography pulls together in one volume the featured artists who since 1994 have been redefining a new movement of art and culture through provocative lenswork, groundbreaking camera angles, intense and often irreverent subject matter, moody and vibrant colors, and intimate portraiture. Juxtapoz Photo showcases a diverse group of current photographers, both established and up and coming, with a mix of personal and documentary images. The photos are eclectic in style and subject — from portraits of celebrities and anonymous people, to snapshots from travels abroad and intimate moments captured on film — but all photos are united by the Juxtapoz stamp of intriguing freshness and outsider perspectives.

Contributors include Corey Arnold, Estevan Oriol, Alex Prager, Angela Boatwright, Dylan Maddux, Sam Bassett, Ye Rin Mok, Jesse Pollock, Heather Culp, Andy Mueller and many more.

208 pages, Hardcover, 8” x 10” (203 x 254 mm)
200 illustrations, English ISBN: 978-1-58423-362-6

Summertime Salmon

September 10th, 2009


I spent June and July this summer commercial fishing for salmon in Bristol Bay and following up with pictures on last years Outside magazine story about the proposed Pebble mine.  It’s been very busy over here with magazine assignments, my salmon business and upcoming group exhibitions so I’ve only just begun to sort through the summers huge arsenal of new pictures!  As soon as I’m home for a solid week or two, I’ll be adding a ton of new images to the site. Hopefully, I’m not crying wolf again this time.

NOW: Art of the 21st Century

September 10th, 2009

Thanks to Humble Arts Foundation for landing me in this exhibition in London.  I’m  happy to share it with two of my favorite photographers, Celine Clanet and Amy Stein.


Phillips de Pury & Company Includes 16 Photographs from The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography in their “Now: Art of the 21st Century” Auction

Phillips de Pury & Company
Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB
Viewing: September 19 – 26, 2009
Auction: Saturday, September 26, 2009

2pm Photographs Lots 1 – 82
3:30pm Design Lots 83 – 99
4pm Contemporary Art Lots 100 – 291

Exhibiting Photographers: Corey Arnold, Timothy Briner, Michael Bühler-Rose, Alejandro Cartagena, Céline Clanet, Yann Gross, William Lamson, John Mann, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, Regine Petersen, Amy Stein, Simon Vahala, Emma Weislander, Ofer Wolberger, JeongMee Yoon and Anoush Abrar & Aimée Hoving

New York, September 2009–Humble Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its collaboration withPhillips de Pury and Company and the upcoming sale “Now: Art of the 21st Century,” an auction ofcontemporary art opening on Sept 19, 2009. The auction includes 16 photographs selected by Phillips’ photography specialist from The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, a 180-page source book produced for collectors, art dealers, gallery directors, photo editors, museum professionals, and independent curators published by Humble Arts Foundation earlier this year. To further engage prospective buyers and to highlight the collaboration, Humble’s works will be on display in its own private viewing room.

amani olu, Humble Arts Foundation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director says: “I’m delighted about this collaboration and its ability to grant some serious exposure for the artists included. This is a major step for Humble and its ability to further its mission to support emerging artists and help elevate their careers. Phillips’ interest in collaborating is tantamount to their dedication to burgeoning talent.” Commencing with the first sale of the season in London on September 26th, “Now: Art of the 21st Century” offers the most exciting works of art, design and photography since the start of the Millennium with sales alternating between New York and London. Building upon new themes of each sale, Phillips’ groundbreaking catalogue includes a five-page feature of Humble Arts Foundation and The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography.

For additional information, please contact Hannah Hess at or visit

Fall Forward Press Release

August 25th, 2009


September 24th – November 7th, 2009

Group Exhibit featuring:

Corey Arnold
Robert Brinker
Sebastian Denz
David Fried
Ludovica Gioscia
Steinar Jakobsen
Matthias Koester
Elena Monzo
Christa Parravani
Roger Ricco
Duston Spear
Karina Wisniewska

NEW YORK, September 24th, 2009—Sara Tecchia Roma New York is excited to kick off the fall season with Fall Forward, a group show featuring painting, photography, and sculpture by the gallery’s artists.  The exhibit opens September 24th and will run through November 7th.  A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, September 24th from 6 – 8 pm.

During these past summer months, our artists have been hard at work taking part in or preparing for various shows and projects in both the US and Europe. Here’s a sneak preview with more to come. Christa Parravani is currently part of A River Runs Through Me a group show featuring the photography of Alec Soth, Barbara Bosworth and Elijah Gowin curated by Ariel Shanberg, at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, MA. On September 26 photographer Corey Arnold will be featured in, NOW: Art of the 21st Century, at the Philips de Pury and Co., Group Auction in London, England.  Photographer Sebastian Denz’s awaited monograph Skateboarding.3 published by Prestel Verlag will be released in Europe on September 14th and in the US in October (date TBA). Mixed media artist, Ludovica Gioscia has two upcoming solo exhibitions: Mikado at the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios in London, England, and Beheaded Monarchs at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The show opens on Ocotber 17th. Painter Duston Spear is part of Twenty Year Invitational and Benefit at The Contemporary Art Gallery at Scared Heart University New Fairfield, CT.

As we near the season of harvest, we have asked our artists to gather in New York and indulge us with a preview of the fruits of their labor. Fall Forward offers the opportunity to come together at the gallery and participate in a discourse on the artists’ individual progress as well as celebrate the arrival of a new art season.

Sara Tecchia Roma New York is located at 529 West 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue. The gallery is on the 2nd floor. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm.  For more information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212-741-2900, or


So I’ve started a group on flickr to track down the world’s most interesting pictures of people holding fish.  It’s a momentous moment in a person’s life… holding up that lovely bloody creature that you’ve slaughtered with your bare hands.  A trophy and a memory that you will never forget.  A moment of triumph captured forever in a photograph.  Please join the group and submit some pictures.  Snapshots, old photos from your family album, etc. It’s open to all.

In about a years time I will be compiling all the best images and including them in a yet to be announced project.  On the last page of the set you can find some childhood picks of me and my father back in the day, Southern Cal.  The one above is circa 1984 in Oceanside, California holding the smallest mako shark I’ve ever seen.

cobia 45 kg

20060716 showing off the shark (3)

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland is opening a new group show on Thursday.  It’s a quite a who’s who roster of great vintage photography with a few contemporary faces including: Sally Mann, W. Eugene Smith, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Wayne Miller, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Henry Cartier Bresson and Flor Garduno, and well one certain photograph of a guy and a cat and a lot of pink that I shot awhile back.  Stop in and hi-five Charles, he’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet in this business.


above: Sally Mann and Flor Garduno

Faces: Vintage and Contemporary Photographic Portraits
August 5 – 29, 2009

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
134 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Back in May, I shot a portrait of Francis Ford Coppola on his Rubicon Estate in Napa Valley. The spread is out now in the August issue of Esquire. You can read the interview online here.


Art Ltd Profile

July 31st, 2009

I was recently profiled in Art Ltd. magazine by Portland art critic Richard Speer.  It’s a pretty good summary of what I’m up to these days. Nice of Richard to come for a face to face interview.  Very often interviews these days take place via email questions and it’s too easy to make yourself sound cooler then you really are. That said, I guess I did mention 100 foot waves outloud… but that was my cap i tan’s story telephoned through me.  Everyone adds an extra 10 feet to the wave size, then passes it on.


Bristol Bay to Portland

July 31st, 2009

I just wrapped up a 1.5 month venture into Bristol Bay, Alaska where I’ve started my own commercial salmon catching business. Lot’s of pictures and a new portfolio category to come soon!

But first, lots of catching up to do back home.  102 degrees here in the office in Portland, and record temps while I was in Alaska as well.  Something’s fishy!


Red Gold was created last year by a small crew of independent filmmakers: Travis Rummel, Ben Knight, and Lauren Oakes.  It is one of the most powerful environmental documentaries I’ve seen.  The trailer is a great introduction to Bristol Bay salmon fishing and the battle with Pebble Mine.

Last summer I returned to Bristol Bay, Alaska on assignment for Outside Magazine.  This is the place that I landed my first commercial fishing job in 1995. It’s a pristine wilderness area, home to caribou and giant brown bears and one of the last great wild salmon producing river systems in North America that hasn’t been exploited by human tinkering… until now.  One of the world’s largest deposits of Copper and Gold has been discovered in the headwaters of the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers.  Foreign mining companies have converged on the site and hope to dig one of the largest open pit mines in the world, worth hundreds of billions of dollars.  Tailings from the mine could eventually seep their way into the watershed and destroy the salmon habitat forever.  Pick up Outside Magazine this month and check out the hard hitting article written by my pal Tim Sohn.

This summer, I’ll be operating my own fishing vessel in Bristol Bay and will continue my photo project on the region.  More picks and a shiny new portfolio section to come.  Below are some spreads from the Outside article.  They also put up a small web gallery of my picks online.  Thanks to all the fisherman that accommodated me for my one month journey around the bay last year!




funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Discovery used one of my pictures as the main image in a collage created to promote the 2009 season of Deadliest Catch.  You can see the step by step process of how they created the collage here. Below is the final Result thanks to creative director Stefan Poulos.


My Friend Holly Andres has a nice segment on OPB about how she works and her journey as an artist.


Above: Fiona I, from the ‘Short Street’ series

The Caption Gallery in Brooklyn in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY) will be exhibiting a solo show of Fish-Work during the New York Photography Festival this week. I’m in town and will be in the Gallery from 6:30-8:30 on Thursday, May 14.  The show features work from my March show at Sara Tecchia, some new work and lots of wall text.  Come and say hello! image1.jpgtext.gif