Andy Anderson can swap fish tales with the best of them. From the Bahamas to the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Northwest, the photographer and G&G contributor has spent nearly two decades documenting coastal fishing in all of its briny glory. Now, he has gathered almost two hundred of his favorite shots in Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing, a gorgeous chronicle of waterborne adventure.
Anderson captures fishermen as only a member of the tribe could, attuned to their dramas and joys. And when the going gets rough, he keeps on shooting. Whether bellying up to a bonefish in the Florida Keys, watching a bluefin boat emerge from a cloud of spray off the Atlantic coast, or capturing a wall of roaring surf looming over a North Carolina beach, Anderson is not afraid to put himself in the heart of the action—which helps explain why he has lost about a half dozen high-end cameras to the elements over the years. “I try to shoot photographs that aren’t just grip-and-grin,” he says. “I’m so tired of that.” As any angler can tell you, sometimes you get the best results by stepping outside the mainstream.