Island photographer releases new book
Nautical photographer and Jamestown resident Onne van der Wal will sign copies of his newly released book, “Sailing,” during a reception at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Published by Rizzoli in New York, “Sailing” is stunningly presented with glossy pages that compliment van der Wal’s awardwinning nautical imagery. From the eye of a first-class sailor and lens of a first-class photographer, “Sailing” is a voyage around the world, capturing the joy, excitement and serenity of the sea. As a professional sailor, van der Wal has skippered boats of many kinds, raced yachts in every climate, and crossed the Atlantic more than 10 times. He grew up on the Tavern of the Seas in Cape Town, South Africa, a vital stop in the ocean-racing world known for its dramatic currents and powerful breeze.
No other photographer has the experience to shoot so well on board a speeding yacht or the confidence to scale a mast for the right panoramic view. “Sailing” has nearly 200 color photographs and five gatefolds of wide-range images.