My friend, Best selling author and Barnstable High grad Casey Sherman was writing an article for the May 2019 issue of Boston Magazine about the fatal shark attack on Arthur Medici in Wellfleet.
Casey knew i was friends with many in the Outer Cape surf culture and that I had attended and photographed the end of the season prayer and paddle out ceremony and asked my permission to use one of my images in the article.
I agreed and he chose the image of Arthur's best friend who was by is side that day, Issac Rocha walking towards the water with a board under his arm and a rose for his friend in his hand just as everyone present with a board was about to join him in solidarity in the memory of his friend.
The article has now been nominated for the National Magazine Award for Best Feature Story of the Year.
It is a great article but I wish my image was used for something more uplifting, but in retrospect, i guess healing can be, in a way, uplifting.