Port O'Brien

Port O'Brien

Though raised in the small coastal town of Cambria, CA, Van Pierszalowski spent all of his summers on Kodiak Island in Alaska, where his father works as a commercial salmon fisherman. Every summer, Van would (and still does) go up North to work on his father’s boat, the Shawnee. The work is intense (20 hr. work days, weeks after weeks without touching land, no showers or toilets, stormy seas), but ultimately rewarding (beauty, inspiration, and money.)

During the summer of 2005, Van took the inspiration from his time spent at sea and started... more