Jeff Thompson Ranchu

Over the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter of 2018 I took several trips to the deserts of Central Oregon to document the efforts of goldfish breeder Jeff Thompson. Jeff specializes in “Ranchu” one of the oldest forms of goldfish to originate in Japan. Active since 2006, he is almost entirely self-taught.

Fellow filmmaker Caleb Coppock and I are creating a documentary film about Jeff that is due to release early next year.