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A fish story, Grown Folks Stories, and Prometheus

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Ben Fasman, DJ and bar manager of Big Star is plumbing the depths of:

Fish-Work: The Bering Sea Long before Deadliest Catch was a hit TV show, Corey Arnold was a fledgling photographer trying to pay back art school loans. He got a job on a deep-sea crabbing boat and managed to document his years spent deep in the Bering Sea in his book, Fish-Work.

Visions of ends-of-the-earth oceans so vast that they almost seem apocalyptic coexist with shots of what life is actually like for these men who perform the most dangerous job in America: swells the size of buildings, hilarious high jinks, industrial steel rigging covered with what seems an insurmountable layer of ice, and maniacal amounts of dead crabs, circling gulls, and a myriad of other sea creatures.

I know it sounds trite but images of nature this untamed and volatile still inspire awe in a city kid like me. He and Cody Hudson had a brilliant two-man show here a few years back; local gallery owners, consider this my plea to bring his work back to Chicago.

Related Film

Official Site: www.prometheus-movie.com

Director: Ridley Scott

Producer: Ridley Scott, David Giler, Walter Hill, Michael Costigan, Mark Huffan, Michael Ellenberg and Damon Lindelof

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong and Kate Dickie

Related Film

Official Site: www.prometheus-movie.com

Director: Ridley Scott

Producer: Ridley Scott, David Giler, Walter Hill, Michael Costigan, Mark Huffan, Michael Ellenberg and Damon Lindelof

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong and Kate Dickie

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