It’s been quite some time since April when I was able to see Tyler The Oyster Champion on Dauphin Island.
I am looking back at these photos and remembering seeing him again a year after my initial contact with him, and just finding myself amazed by his success and his overall shift in ethos.
Tyler had some difficulties through legalities and since has become more resilient and just as motivated to be the best oyster farmer ever to walk the face of the earth.
I found myself really comforted by his welcome presence as always. It was great to see his work again and all the time and effort he puts into his craft. He offered me a fresh oyster, and I admit I was really hesitant. Especially after he mentioned they were still alive. He attempted to console my fears by saying, “Think of it as a rock.”