Hawaii Gyotaku

Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches.

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Sharks

Of all the fishes in the sea, the sharks hold a very special place in the attention of man because of the fear and horror which they engender.

Game fish

Some of the largest line-screaming game fish in the world are found in the deep ocean waters of Hawaii as well as exciting nearshore sportfish.

Reef Fish

Hawaii is known for its abundant and colorful near-shore fishes. Because of the isolation of the Islands, Many are found nowhere else in the world.

Pelagics

New and fascinating species are found as you travel into deeper ocean water. These prints are an attempt to capture some of that uniqueness.

The artist, Jeremy Willson, developed his respect for the ocean and its inhabitants while employed as a marine biologist in Alaska. His love for the marine environment deepened after moving to Hawaii in 1999. An avid diver and fisher Jeremy has had the opportunity to encounter some incredible fish species that make up these dramatic prints. Jeremy has adopted a minimalistic approach to fish-printing using no post processing enhancement techniques. The images are never touched-up following the removal of the print from the fish. This Hawaii-style technique provides you with an accurate "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" print.