"Where the Head Beast Lives"

June 6, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

One of my favorite fishing books of all time is Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West. In it, Charles Lindsay’s startlingly ethereal black and white photographs are interleaved between passages of Thomas McGuane’s writing — writing which comes as close to poetry as anything McGuane as published.
This morning’s New York Times features the Rensselaerville, N.Y. home of photographers Catherine Chalmers and Charles Lindsay, which Chalmers, who is noted for her images of insects and small animals, describes as “where the head beast lives.”
Upstream: Fly-Fishing in the American West on Amazon.