Color photograph. 1 vols. 7 x 10 inches. Matted and framed. Titled and inscribed by the author on the mat. Fine Published in Trout River (1988) at p. 104. Item #232739
Fine portrait of Jim Deren on the Madison River in Montana, in silhouette with his arm and rod extended, against a sunset sky, the river in middle ground reflecting the sunlit clouds.
Inscribed by photographer Larry Madison, whose books include Trout River (1988), to his friend, the proprietor of the Anglers Roost tackle shop in Manhattan, “To Jim Deren, a very old, a very dear friend and one of the best fishermen I have ever known. Larry Madison”
In his New Yorker profile of Jim Deren, “An Angler at Heart,” Ian Frazier wrote:
“On the inside of the door to his shop, Deren has posted what is probably his most famous maxim, ‘There don’t have to be a thousand fish in the river; let me locate a good one and I’ll get a thousand dreams out of him before I catch him — and if I catch him, I’ll turn him loose.’
“For Larry Madison, a wildlife photographer and magazine editor who often fished with Deren thirty years ago, a thousand dreams were hundreds more than his patience could stand: ‘Jim would get in a river and just pound it all day. I’d say, “Oh, Christ, you been in there ten hours and you haven’t had a hit. Let’s go home.” Not him.’”
A striking portrait and a fine association.
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