For my 3rd installment into The American Worker Project I chose to shoot long time Maine fishing guide Mike Guarino of Maine Wilderness Tours. (Mike is the one in red) I first met Mike back in 1998 on a stock photo shoot I did back in my Sharpshooters days. I’ve seen him a bunch of times over the years and it occurs to me that I don’t think I’ve ever seen him without a smile on his face. He one of those guys that not only loves what he does for a living but generally seems to really enjoy life itself. He does have a pretty good gig though, there are worse jobs than going out in the great outdoors and fishing everyday. 😉
When I approached Mike this time with the idea of including him in The American Worker Project he was instantly on board. He even recruited fellow angler Dr Peter Kallin to join us on this chilly fall morning to go out and create some great fishing stills and video.
Peter is not only a great fisherman subject but is also an avid conservationist. In addition to a long career, Peter is the Executive Director of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance where he works tirelessly to help monitor and control the quality of the watershed in Maine’s most important resource, its lakes.
Enjoy the images below. I will be posting some video as well at a later date. Stay tuned!
I created a little map of our Journey around the country so far which documents where we have been, shoots we have done and also where we are headed in the months to come. Be sure to check back on a regular basis to see where we have been and what we have in store.
You can zoom in on the map by clicking on the + or – button on the left to better see each pin. Also, the pins are color coded… Red pins are places we have stayed along the way. Green pins are shoots I have done and the yellow pins are places we are headed in the coming months. Click on the pins for more details. On the green pins there will be links to the images we shot at each location as I can get them posted to the blog. Click on the Green Hammond Lumber and Lobsterman pins in Maine for an example of this.
All sorts of new and exciting things happening in the Barrett Camp these days! We have been busier than ever with a new extended ongoing travel project. Some of you may already be following us on our adventure, via Facebook and Instagram (follow me on Instagram @petebarrettphoto) but for the rest of you that don’t yet know, here’s what we’re up to…
It’s no secret that I love to travel and I am fortunate that I have a great career that very often finds me traveling to shoot photos for great clients all across the country as well as elsewhere in the world. My wife also shares that passion for travel and several years ago she planted the seed for an idea of getting an RV and traveling all over the country with the family. Something everyone would love to do at one point in their lives but for someone with a busy career and a family, it seemed like a “pie in the sky” idea to me at first. I have to credit her with being persistent and the more I considered it the more it started sounding not only do-able but also an amazing opportunity to shoot a TON of new work all over the country which also goes a long way toward giving me new and exciting things to promote for new upcoming assignment work.