Issue 10

A Visual Representation

It is with this release that we mark our tenth issue of The Milkcrate.  In the course of the past twenty or so weeks, we have gotten to know over forty anglers, and have examined the kayak angling lifestyle on three continents.  Our original mission was to document the kayak angling lifestyle for what it [...]

Alan Tharrington


As the sport’s most prolific graphic designer, Alan Tharrington is the man behind many of the most viewed kayak angling images.  Under the moniker of FishDV8, Alan has provided logos and designs to many top ranked, sport-specific websites, including HOOK1 and Kayak Bass Fishing.  The Virginia Beach resident is also known for his generous spirit, [...]

Joseph Higgins

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A modern master of the art of gyotaku, Joseph Higgins is the owner and artist behind the popular design house, Fished Impressions.  With fish, ink, and paper, Joseph has created stunning works of art, ranging from full sized framed pieces to portable images such as those found on his sticker and clothing lines.  An angler [...]

Jon Schwartz


As the man behind some of angling’s most iconic images, Jon Schwartz is a respected photographer known for his innovative technique and eye for detail.  Jon’s images have graced the covers of many media outlets, and often feature close and intimate portraits of the world’s largest game fish.  Also a published author, Jon has penned [...]

Ben Williams

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As one of the most in-demand kayak angling artists, Ben Williams has made a name for himself by producing stunning and ethereal watercolors. With a batik influence and eye for the colors and emotions of the sport, this life long fisherman has sold over a hundred works to his local club mates alone. Ben is [...]