R. Valentine Atkinson is an internationally acclaimed and much-published photographer specializing in flyfishing lifestyle and travel worldwide.

R. Valentine Atkinson is an internationally acclaimed and much-published photographer specializing in flyfishing lifestyle and travel worldwide. His assignments have taken him to 32 countries.

He studied fine art and photography at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio  and later worked as staff photographer for Frontiers International Travel for 18 years. Now running his own stock library with 150,000 images on file.

He has published 4 books; "Distant Waters", "Trout & Salmon", "The Greatest Flyfishing around the World", and "Friends on the Water". 

IN 2003 he was inducted into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame.


Currently hosting photography workshops at our Atkinson/Rockrise farmhouse in the Fall River Valley and offering a rental cottage for folks wanting to fish Fall River.


Sometimes I'm asked what makes me tick (or click) as an image maker.  After giving it some thought I realized growing up immersed in nature and the study of  art that often when enjoying a particular landscape painting I would be completely transported into another world,  That image had the emotional integrity to effect me deeply. This is what I'm attempting to do in my photography - to impart the feeling of a particular moment in time to the viewer. I believe myself to be what they call an incurable romantic with lighting and composition as my driving forces.

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