I embarked on a personal project in Dec 2016 to visually document people who still use traditional skills that are often handed down through time or 'the old ways' in order to make their living. They are the last bastions of the hand made movement. Their finished wares are something to behold, not only do they they wreak of quality and craftsmanship but also represent something more - each piece of work has it's very own DNA containing the genetic code of the ghosts of it's past. However sometimes passion alone isn't enough and many live a frugal existence in order to keep their dream alive....During this process I came across the fishermen of St Ives in Cornwall who are still catching fish using time honoured methods. They have a 'born & bred' passion for what they do and really care about the fish they catch and the environment. These images led to me being commissioned by the Fishermen's Mission to produce a calendar. The Fishermen's Mission do a sterling job in helping the men when they fall on hard times, fishermen only earn what they catch and sometimes have to go out in weather most normal people would cower away from. They are a breed apart and the 3 days I spent with them was incredible - I definitely need a shot of 'manliness' before I go back out with these guys!