Traditionally, the Bajau resided in small boats, sailing day and night with the currents, counting only on their fishing gear to make a living. This is how they earned the title of the “sea gypsies”. Others used to live in hiding and many still live nowadays in the middle of nowhere, on floating villages built on the coral reefs. Today, many have come ashore to live on small islands, but continue to develop their perfect knowledge of the oceans, whilst selling their fish on a small scale.
Réhahn, a french photographer, spent a few days with these sea gypsies. He will keep forever in the depths of his heart the feeling of peace and serenity that emerges from these places, of these people who have nothing in common with our lives and who live only for and by the water.