Featured Photographer: Onne van der Wal

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Onne van der Wal has been a nautical, sailing and yacht photographer for over 20 years. Providing an in-depth understanding to sailboats and yachting with his background as a professional sailor, photographer van der Wal brings a keen eye to all of his ocean photography projects. A gallery of his work can be found at his namesake gallery on Bannister’s Wharf in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.   In his recently released book, Nautical Newport, Onne has gathered a collection of his bestselling and favorite images representing his hometown.  Nautical Newport is available in the gallery and online at http://vanderwal.com/books/nautical-newport

The following slideshow represents a selection from both this new self-published book as well as his archives.  For more information about Onne van der Wal, his photography and his Newport Gallery, please visit http://www.vanderwal.com.

Approaching the Newport Bridge at sunset.

Approaching the Newport Bridge at sunset.

A seagull's eye view of the red lifeguard chair at sunrise on a beautifully groomed Second Beach.

A seagull's eye view of the red lifeguard chair at sunrise on a beautifully groomed Second Beach.

The wind has nearly died as the sun makes her closing remarks and sailors head for shore.

The wind has nearly died as the sun makes her closing remarks and sailors head for shore.

Each spring fishermen employ the age old technique of trapping fish in nets and hauling them in with many hands.

Each spring fishermen employ the age old technique of trapping fish in nets and hauling them in with many hands.

462 Optimist dinghies off shore from Rose Island Lighthouse.

462 Optimist dinghies off shore from Rose Island Lighthouse.

Dockwise Yacht Transport ship SUPER SERVANT 4  leaves Newport with a full load of boats for the Bahamas and Saint Thomas in the USVI.

Dockwise Yacht Transport ship SUPER SERVANT 4 leaves Newport with a full load of boats for the Bahamas and Saint Thomas in the USVI.

A fleet of 12-metre class yachts ("Intrepid", "Heritage", "American Eagle", "Weatherly", "Nefertiti", and "Columbia"), all former Cup contenders, race in tight formation in Narragansett Bay.

A fleet of 12-metre class yachts ("Intrepid", "Heritage", "American Eagle", "Weatherly", "Nefertiti", and "Columbia"), all former Cup contenders, race in tight formation in Narragansett Bay.

Castle Hill Lighthouse stands in as race committee for the Annopolis-Newport race, where finishers arrive all day and night-a perfect job for this iconic lighthouse.

Castle Hill Lighthouse stands in as race committee for the Annopolis-Newport race, where finishers arrive all day and night-a perfect job for this iconic lighthouse.

The Lights on the Newport Bridge come on just before twilight nightly, making the bridge recognizable from miles away.

The Lights on the Newport Bridge come on just before twilight nightly, making the bridge recognizable from miles away.

A perfect rainbow poses over Castle Hill Inn.

A perfect rainbow poses over Castle Hill Inn.

Ruggles, Newport's most famous and adored surf spot, showcasing another perfect set.

Ruggles, Newport's most famous and adored surf spot, showcasing another perfect set.

All photos/art by Onne van der Wal

 

Yankee Magazine Featured Photographer | September 2013

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