Dario with some baitfish on the north side of Little Corn island, 2013.
While waiting out a wind-driven downpour under some low hanging palm leaves on a completely empty stretch of beach, I noticed this man walking along the shoreline in the rain in his speedo, with a hand-line for fishing. He said hello in what seemed to be an Italian accent, walked into the ocean in front of us, and swam out to a fisherman who was escaping the squall winds by hiding in a tiny coral cove. The fisherman handed him something and Dario swam back without using his hands (on his back).
I knew I was going to photograph his portrait, because of how interesting he seemed, and as he got closer I realized he had baitfish in his hands. This all took about 5 minutes, and as he was walking back, the clouds parted for a second, I asked for his portrait and chatted with him for a bit. Says he fishes for barracuda with his hand line from shore.
The sun came out and we went snorkelling in the cove while Dario fished for ‘cuda nearby.