Welcome to Lobster Island – a documentary photography project by Lauren Lim, Stephanie Simpson, and Rob Lim. In the summer of 2013 we spent a month exploring all things lobster on Prince Edward Island, a small province on the eastern coast of Canada.

We drove along the coast, photographing the many picturesque wharfs that serve as the home base for lobster fishers. We chatted with those who make their living out on the water, and even spent a day on a lobster boat, seeing the process firsthand. We learned how folks like to cook their lobster, and saw how it’s become a part of Island life. In the end, we had an amazing adventure, met so many wonderful people, and came away with some exciting photos. We’re glad you’re here to check them out, and hope you enjoy!

To start off, get comfy and watch the video below to experience a day on a lobster boat. Then explore the site to see more stories, photos, videos, and even some delicious Island recipes!  

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Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes

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The Crew The Crew

Get to know the fun-loving folks behind the lenses.

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Journal

Notes from the field.

7 November

How a Lobster Trap Works

How a Lobster Trap Works

As part of our project documenting lobster culture on Prince Edward Island, we were keen to learn how a lobster trap works. Unassuming though the traps may look, with their weathered wood and knitting, their operation is actually a little hard to wrap your head around. And they’re an important part of the business and its […]

7 October

The Island on Film

Whenever Rob travels, he brings along his Holga – a medium format film camera. It’s nothing fancy; it’s made out of plastic, and one of the things it’s best known for is its tendency to produce effects that are usually thought of as errors, like heavy vignetting, light leaks and serious blurriness. But these effects, […]

1 October

Introducing: Lobster Island!

Hi there! Welcome to Lobster Island – a documentary photography by Lauren Lim, Stephanie Simpson and Rob Lim. In the summer of 2013, the three of us spent a month exploring lobster culture on Prince Edward Island, a small province on the east coast of Canada. We drove along the coast, photographing picturesque wharfs, talking […]