The Fleet, photography, 18 x 24 cm, 2020 by jan shannon

About the work:

Shinnecock inlet on the shore of easter Iong island is home toe the commercial fishing fleet. When you are pre-dawn, you hear the sound of the motors warming up and the lines and nets checked as the seamen who are set to head out to the ocean and farm the deep blue waters.

This boat was leaving as the sun was rising catching a glimpse of the reflections and illuminating the boat. It is such a serene and tranquil sight. the soft sounds of the engine purring as it begins its forward journey slowing inching toward some destination unknown.

I often think, how we all can relate to stepping forward destination unknown.