The old adage for boat owners goes something like, “The best two days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” Fortunately for photographer Richard Sherman, photographing the aquatic majesty of this transportation is just as rewarding for a fraction of the cost.
When Richard Sherman was about seven years old, he visited his great uncle–a lifetime merchant mariner–when he arrived into port in Elizabeth, NJ. Invited onto a ship for the first time, young Richard heard of far away places–Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea, Australia–and his senses were inundated by the distinctive smells, the yellowish lights, the metal ladders, and passageways of a large ship. That event set the foundation for a lifelong love of travel and a love of boats.
Richard has spent the last few years traveling and photographing old boats, with a special emphasis on wooden vessels. He has compiled these photographs into a portfolio at http://www.richardshermanphotography.com/wooden-boats, and has printed a subset of them in this book.
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