Flylords: Who is Jeremy Koreski?
Jeremy: A photographer who grew up in a little coastal town on Vancouver Island, Canada called Tofino.
Flylords: When did you first pick up a camera?
Jeremy: My dad gave me a camera when I was 14 and I started shooting friends skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing.
Flylords: Can you remember the first fish you caught on a fly rod?
Jeremy: I’ve always loved fishing and because my dad was a commercial salmon fishermen I was introduced to it from a very early age. But it wasn’t until I was much older and already into photography that I picked up a fly rod. I do remember the cutthroat trout I caught on a friends rod, while I was on a river drift photo shoot.
Flylords: Do you prefer this method to spin fishing? Why?
Jeremy: I’ve been extremely lucky to have met and become friends with some of the most ethical fishermen and woman out there and as I continue to learn about fly fishing it becomes more about protecting the fish and their habitat rather than actually catching them.
Flylords: How long have you been a professional photographer?
Jeremy: I’ve been making a living off of photography for about 15 years now.
Flylords: For all the people who are pursuing professional photography as a career, what is some advice you can give them?
Jeremy: Shoot because you love it and shoot a lot.
Flylords: The best part of being a photographer?
Jeremy: Traveling the world for work
Flylords: Worst Part?
Jeremy: Being away from my wife and daughter.
Flylords: What is your ideal camera setup for on the run shooting?
Jeremy: I use the Canon 5d4 – Canon 24-70mmf2.8II
Flylords: If you were stranded on an Island and could only have one body and lens?
Jeremy: Contax T2 and a boatload of film.
Flylords: I know you work with Pelican Pro, do they have any cool new products coming out?
Jeremy: Pelican has a ton of new products coming out in 2018, but I can’t say too much.
Flylords: Do you remember the first photo you had published?
Jeremy: Yes, it was a feature in a snowboard magazine, but because my friend submitted the images I didn’t receive credit or get paid.
Flylords: Would you rather shoot someone catching a trophy fish, or catch a trophy fish?
Jeremy: Definitely, take photos of a trophy fish.
Flylords: Trophy Brown trout in Argentina, or Giant Trevally in the Seychelles?
Jeremy: Both, because I’ve yet to do either trip, but to answer your next question, the Seychelles is near the top of the list.
Flylords: Do you have a favorite photo you have taken?
Jeremy: This image of a crow chasing an eagle that I shot in the Tofino harbor from my boat.
Flylords: Craziest place you’ve ever had to take a dump?
Jeremy: Haha, I’ve had a coupl ofe close calls while shooting surf from the water while wearing a 5/4 wetsuit, but all of those close calls I made it to shore just in time.
Flylords: Can you recommend one book?
Jeremy: My first photo book called “This is Nowhere”.
You can find Jeremy on Instagram @JeremyKoreski