The Florida Keys - A paradise for locals and visitors from around the world, a place where you can dive, fish, eat, watch beautiful sunsets and find hidden art (if you know where to look). One place where I like to go and where you can get a bit of everything is located in Islamorada. At Robbie's you can snorkel, fish, rent kayaks, feed the tarpon, eat at their restaurant, and find artists; from painters to photographers.
Here you can find one particular photographer who spends most of his free time capturing the essence of the Keys. A transplant from New Jersey, Tim Rahn has been a conch for the last 20 years. He's been fishing since he was 3 years old and takes the camera out on the boat with him incase the big fish show. He's been published in "Saltwater Sportsman", "Center Console" and has photos in a recent book called "Florida Bay Forever". You can find his shop located under the shade of a tree and on the dock near the water, right past the location to pay to feed the tarpons. Stop by sometime, say Hi! and pick up something nice for yourself.
Courtesy of Tim Rahn Photography
We have become friends over the past few visits and appreciate each others work. Capt. Tim has inspired me to take many more trips down to the Keys. Just recently we took a little trip to find some Sailfish and instead had fun catching more than 10 species of fish. I was lucky to capture my first image of Alligator Reef Light at sunset that day.
8' Nurse shark that cost me a Penn Rod
Double exposure of Alligator Reef Light