Photographer Anze Osterman's Captures the Life of a Man Living Off-Grid on a remote Alaskan Island

Photographer Anze Osterman spends his photography journey learning about others and how they live. He has captured unusual images of the li...

Photographer Anze Osterman spends his photography journey learning about others and how they live. He has captured unusual images of the life of a 27-year-old Japanese man called Zach who lives on Marble island in Alaska. It is so remote, it has no roads or signal and only one family lives there.
Anze spent seven weeks on the island documenting Zack's life. Zach lives in a cabin on the island together with the Wyatt family of oyster farmer and fishermen.

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Anze spent seven weeks on the island documenting Zach's life.

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Zach spends most of his days working on a floating oyster farm. He fishes and explores the area in a skiff skiff with his loyal dog Kahli.

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The Alaskan Marble Island is so isolated that six months can pass without Zack seeing a town or another person other than the family on the island. the island is surrounded by whales and populated with bears, and can only be reached by boat or float plane.

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The nearest town is Ketchikan, which is over a two-hour flight away. Every couple of months, Zach and Eric Wyatt go into town to stock up on gas and purchase food they can't grow or hunt.

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Anze was puzzled at first as to why anyone would choose to live so far from society, but he changed his mind while out on the island. He felt free and says that all of you anxiety evaporates when you are living in such a remote wilderness that is untouched.

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See Anze’s website or Instagram for further images of his trip with Zach.

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