There is an elegance and a rhythm to this beautifully composed photograph. It shows a team of salmon netters securing poles with ropes on the foreshore during construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus. It was taken as part of a ten-year long project by McPherson to document the decline of the Scottish salmon netting industry. This complex type of netting was discontinued in 2001. McPherson’s series sits within Scotland’s strong tradition of documentary photography that goes back to Robert Adamson and David Octavius Hill who took calotypes of Newhaven fishermen and women in the 1840s.