JUSTIN WALKER

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Month: June, 2012

New Fulton Fish Market

3:30AM, awake. Off to a late start.

Headed up to the Bronx again today for some fresh catch from the New Fulton Fish Market. It’s a man’s world up there and there’s little warm and fuzzy about it. That’s the charm. I’m met with furrowed brow and a hurried shoulder by most after one look at my camera. They work hard, gaffing gills and shoveling ice all through the night ensuring our plates from grocer’s market to restaurant are stocked with the freshest specimens from the sea. I can imagine it’s a tough job. I’ve spent quite a bit of time upon a commercial fishing boat with my father and uncle, inside Alaskan canneries with friends, and in the fish markets from Seattle to Peru. The work is hard, the pace is grueling, and the scene can get ugly.

I wonder, maybe one of the few things these men work for is just to say they have done it.

Like most places and most things though it’s not hard to find a smile and gentleman eager to share his knowledge and show you what he does. In turn each time I learn a little something…

White Fish Roe (Caviar)

Ahi Tuna and Steaks

Summertime! | The Wall Street Journal

We created a beach, minus the ocean or the rainy weather, in the studio last week¬†for The Wall Street Journal’s 50 Summer – Guide to summer shopping. ¬†Thanks to Daniel Murphy for his wonderful, as always, prop-styling and the giant hand crafted lettering for the cover that we buried in the sand.

50 Summer Cover

50 Summer Cover

Beach Feature

Alternate Takes on Dessert

Pie and Orange

 

Prosecco Coconut Cake and Peach

 

New Seamless bus ads on the street in NYC

Seamless in the streets Brooklyn, NY

Seamless in the streets Brooklyn, NY