Malcolm Baker is the last traditional Fisherman in the Rame Peninsula. A beautiful, sleepy and forgotten corner of Cornwall, England. Relying on traditional tools, techniques and a knowledge of the sea passed down from generation after generation. At over 70 years old the sea is etched into his face, his hands, his heart. He is a holding pattern, the calm eye of the storm who continues to toil on in one of the most adventurous and dangerous professions in the world.
But around him the world is changing quickly. His occupation, his village and community are evolving at a rapid pace. He finds himself out of time, struggling to understand his place in the world.
Last Fisherman is a reflection and celebration of one man's life; a life that has impacted more than just a community. It provides a reminder that progress, industrialism and rapid change can have a harmful impact on communities and individuals. Nevertheless, in the face of this change there are individuals stout of heart who band together; they favour the old ways, celebrate hard graft and doing a ‘proper job’.