GalleryThe photos from this gallery are from Hoi An and Quy Nhon, almost all of the photos were taken around sunrise, with golden light and when local life is already roaring along with vendors selling fresh seafood and produce, locals cycling and riding their motorcycles for a coffee before heading to work.
I’ve always admired the photos in travel guides and magazines of fisherman casting their wide nets, and after a couple of very early mornings in Hoi An I was lucky to meet a local fisherman and his wife who were happy for me to take some photos of them out on the water. These nets look elegant as they are thrown, but trying picking one up and you’ll find it gives you a tough workout – some of them weight around 7-8kg’s so make no mistake this is hard work. When I look back on these photos I’m proud to say there’s 1 or 2 that look like the snaps I’ve seen in travel magazines before - Next stop Lonely Planet!
One of the photos I took in Hoi An has been well received in some high profile travel competitions, notably coming 3rd place in the “Spirit of Travel” Better Photography Photograph of the Year 2015: You’ll see this photo in the gallery and can read more about how I took it, a unique aerial photo of a local fisherman within his huge net.
You’ll also see another distinct photo of a young lad on his Buffalo, having fallen into deep mud and almost destroyed both of my camera’s trying to reach him, this will remain one of my funniest photographic memories to date. I’m still cleaning the mud off myself now! Worth it, I love this photo.