britton spark commerical fishing pelican

Britton Spark

Commercial Fishing, Coastal Life Photographer

Britton Spark is a Northeastern-based graphic designer and photographer that currently resides in his hometown on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Being home has enabled him to return to his roots, and has helped spark new ideas and projects such as The Docks photo series. Being born and raised on the water has always been a big part of his life and one of his favorite things. The unique experience of growing up in a coastal beach town has always inspired his design, photography, and creativity in general. Capturing moments and showcasing places of importance to Britton has become a major passion and, with the commercial fishing culture right in his backyard, it has grown and become an important part of his everyday life. Showing the working world of a commercial fisherman has grown into a unique niche that he constantly looks forward to. He loves displaying their hard work, commitment to the job, and all that it encompasses working on the waters of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.


What motivates you in the morning?

To capture something new that I haven’t captured yet.

What is your mantra for when things are tough?

Improvise, adapt and overcome.

If you could do anything else, what would it be and why?

I honestly always wanted to be a Veterinarian or work with animals.

Describe your best moment ever.

Is it cliché to not have just one “best” moment ever? I’ve always thought of my life as a series of moments that have gotten me to where I am today. So I would say enjoying life’s ride has been the best moment because it makes you feel lucky to experience it all.

How did you get into your profession?

I wanted to be able to share how I see things and inspire others while highlighting things that are near and dear to me. Over time it went from a hobby and a creative outlet to something more serious to me.

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

You never stop learning.

What are your top three Pelican products?

Pelican 1600 – It’s tough as nails and is my every day case for my camera gear. It’s protection gives me piece of mind no matter where I take it. It’s a rugged workhorse.
1535 Air Carry-On Case – traveling with my camera gear on airplanes isalways nerve-wracking because I would worry about my gear. This case gives me the protection and piece of mind that I want while fitting perfectly as a carry-on piece of luggage. Its lighter construction and wheels definitely help when running through the terminal too!
C57040 Marine for Iphone – Water and phones never mixed well for me. This case offers the best protection from the elements and helps me rest easy when it takes a tumble.