These portraits recall pictures of fishermen holding up their “Big Catch” – in this case, girls pose with lobsters. These girls have inherited the traditions of their small fishing community, St. George; set on the edge of the Bay of Fundy (which you see as the backdrop in each photo), the town depends on the fishing industry, including the lobster. While each of these girls invokes generations of maritime culture and history, she also adds her own personal flair and challenges the status quo. The girls hold their places in the landscape with strength and handle the spiky crustaceans in their hands with determination: some cradle, some squirm, some raise it aloft triumphantly. Each portrait blends a sense of nostalgia and forward movement – as the girls recall the rich cultural history of St. George, they also insist on revamping the traditions in a way that works for them.