French photographer Benjamin Tortorelli captures the scene of farmers catching fish in Yen Islet during a trip to the south-central province of Phu Yen, the place he has called his second home.
Tortorelli has lived in Vietnam for the past 12 years. When he is not working, Tortorelli is busy honing his photography skills, particularly drone photography – a hobby he picked up just a few years back.
The photographer said that flying a drone allows him “to see Vietnam's landscapes from extraordinary vantage points that would have been inaccessible otherwise.”
He wrote about the photo:
Two years and a total of seven trips. Countless drones launched above Phu Yen's shores. Hundreds of shots captured, each lacking that quintessential shape. I had started to wonder if I'd ever photograph the heart-shaped fishing net of my dreams.
But I refused to give up. And one morning, as my drone hovered above weathered fishermen, I saw it - a net forming two perfect curves, pulled taut by the boat's winch. My eyes widened. No second chances here. I fired my camera in a machine-gun burst, capturing the fleeting piscine heart.
Grinning, I recalled the old adage: "Good things come to those who bait." My patience had paid off with this symbol of love, now immortalized before the net was recast. It reminds me to persevere when seeking life's beautiful, evasive moments.