In July, we sent photographer Nathaniel Wilder on assignment to the Kenai River to document Alaskans living the Salmon Life. Nathaniel captured love, friendship, childhood joy, family, and adventure. Below is Nathaniel’s description and some of our favorite portraits of Alaskans.
The day was slow with a warm sun beating down on families of beach-goers. Kids came back to shocked moms completely caked in the mud of a slough that runs behind the river. Dads and moms and grandmas and grandpas stood in a long line out in the surf where the waves of Cook Inlet slapped them in sets. One after another the white atop the waves frothed in the wind, running over chest waders and down into boots.