For many years, I have wanted to publish my own calendar. I’ve always felt that the freedom of creativity doesn’t end with the shutter release. It’s the editing and presentation of one’s work that truly completes the creative process.
This year, I am pleased to present my first self-published calendar for both the wooden boat enthusiast and the nautically inclined. From the past several years of shooting wooden boats around the world, I’ve hand picked 12 of my favorite images to share.
The 2014 Nautical Images calendar sells for $14.95 and is uniquely sized at 9″ square – opening to 9″ wide x 18″ tall – with a black wire-o binding. This compact size fits nicely in snug spaces and is an ideal for your boat. The calendar is printed on a sturdy card stock with a protective glossy UV coating, making the images suitable for framing. Contact us for quantity discount on FIVE or more calendars ($12.95 each) or for wholesale inquiries.
ORDER ONLINE: estore.langleyphoto.com/calendar
BY PHONE: 207-236-7900
Available in the gallery in early November
Although I’m not in Newport this weekend, if you’re heading to the Newport International Boat Show today or tomorrow, please drop by and visit our clients who are attending and debuting new additions to their trade show offerings.
Great Island Boat Yard (GIBY) will be displaying a video I made for them this past summer. I met Steve and Stephanie Rowe about 3 years ago and we started talking about a video for GIBY. At that time, I was working on a quite a few videos for my clients, but only as a shooter and content provider. Although I had edited many pieces to music, editing one to interviews was a step forward. After fine tuning the storyboards and pre-production, this summer, for the first time, I produced, shot, and edited the GIBY video myself. John Snyder of Marine Media provided his expertise for the sound and interview (thank you John!), and Steve Rowe and his customers made it breeze. The result showcases the beauty, efficiency, and family oriented nature of the Harpswell, Maine boatyard. It is viewing at GIBY’s booth in Newport this weekend, and here:
Artisan Boatworks was ready for a fresh, updated trade show booth presence, and my studio manager, Jane Kurko, designed the new display. Jane has been with me since 2008. In addition to managing the gallery and being my second shooter on assignments, she also designs my marketing collateral, print ads and photo books. Simultaneously, she has kept a handful of freelance graphic design clients during her days off. Since so many of my clients have had design needs, earlier this year she brought her talents in house to service Langley Photography clients as well. Here are two shots of Artisan’s booth in Newport (images are courtesy of Alec Brainerd, president of Artisan Boatworks).
The 2013 Castine to Camden Feeder Race was stunning with a mix of fog, sun, and amazing clouds. Click on the slideshow above to see a selection from the day, and then visit my online store to order prints. I have adjacent images of several of the boats, so if you would like to view a larger selection of your boat, send me an email and I’ll check the archives for additional shots.
Saturday morning, Jane and I were headed to the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta for another day of shooting, but encountered engine trouble and had to head back to Camden. So, apologies to those who had hoped to see photos from the ERR. There’s always next year…
One word: Weather!!!
I’ve been shooting most of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regattas since 1999, and I have never had a collection of days like this. I arrived early in the week with my family and watched as the wind blew hard for days. White caps increased and the swell grew daily.
Day 1 – By time the first race started on Friday, the blue swell was large and the winds were a steady 20+ knots. Rain squalls were plentiful that day, and as luck would have it, the sun came out as the dark skies passed, creating a beautifully dramatic backdrop for the boats on the last 2 legs of the race.
Day 2 – It just kept getting better. The winds increased to a steady 26 knots with gusts up to 32. Rain squalls and 10 ft. swells made it an exhilarating ride for me that day. I had hired a 23 ft. center console open chase boat and we slammed and/or rolled from wave to wave to get the shots. I’ve never see the classics race in such conditions before, and although my gear (and my body) got beaten up, it was worth the shots.
Day 3 – Onboard Adventuress, an 83 ft. Fife restored by Rockport Marine and launched last summer in Rockport Maine (see previous blog postings for the video I made on this restoration with Steve Stone). I sailed onboard with many of the Rockport Marine crew, including Taylor Allen, whose continual grin was a pleasure to see. Thank you Captain Alastair and the Adventuress crew for a wonderful sail.
Day 4 – Ideal West Indies weather, with 15 to 18 knots, blue skies, puffy white clouds and a majestic blue swell. A great way to wrap up the races.
Click here, or on the image below, and enjoy the slide show to follow, and be sure to visit our eStore for purchasing prints of the regatta. If you would like to see a full selection of a particular boat, do not hesitate to contact us and we will post you a selection.
Alec Brainerd of Artisan Boatworks talks about Uncas, the Nathanael Herreshoff-designed Buzzards Bay 18 – the first BB18 to have been built in over a hundred years, and the only one of this design in existence.
Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine builds some of the most beautiful small wooden boats in the world. This past autumn, we shot the Uncas launch at Rockport Marine, and I subsequently headed out from Camden Harbor into Penobscot Bay to capture video of her first sail. Alec and Erin Brainerd of Artisan Boatworks are at the tiller.
This boat is a sweet daysailer and a true heirloom crafted by some of the best talents in the wooden boat world. Uncas‘ sails are by Nathaniel S. Wilson, Sailmaker, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
My passion for photographing wooden boats jumps yet another level when a boatyard like Artisan continues to provide such great works of art.