I was on assignment in Honduras and shooting the grounds of the impressive Mango Creek Lodge located on Roatan when I stumbled upon a wood shop. This impressive humble shop was tucked away from the daily hustle and bustle of clients being entertained. Here is where a few artists work their hand crafted masterpieces. This is where I met Deris Salinas, a 6th year master craftsman and the youngest of the wood carvers. As it was explained to me by the lodge manager, Deris’s work is rare and his unique art shows in each piece he produces. With universal hand signals I motioned to take a few photographs, he smiled and nodded. I was thankful for his patience with my lack of language skills and snapped a few photos. I didn’t want to get in the way of his work, I know all to well how it is on the other end of things. Deris never skipped a beat and kept on working. I wish had more than 1 minute to photograph Deris and his carving skills, next time.
The new summer issue of the Drake Magazine is hot off the press! I am beyond thrilled to see this image of Doug McKnight releasing a permit on the cover. This is just one of three permit that Doug caught that morning on his “danger muffin” crab pattern, which The Drake Mag showcased in its winter issue.
This issue is not too be missed, it’s jam packed with abundant creative content, so be sure to head down to your local shop and grab a copy — or download it to your tablet and take it with you wherever you go.