Cape Ann: A Photographic Portrait (Second Edition)
Photography by Alan Murtagh, Narrative by Sara Day
Hardcover, 128 pages
© 2011 Twin Lights Publishers, Inc.
Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea are the brilliant gems that make the treasure of New England sparkle. From the historic fishing industry to the creative art colonies, Cape Ann is a place like no other. And with its traditional festivals, incredible seafood, overflowing antique shops, and scenic splendor, it’s no wonder the area draws thousands of visitors each year.
Photographer Alan Murtagh has been capturing the beauty of this unique place for 15 years. His images evoke the spirit of Cape Ann in a way that stirs the viewer’s imagination--- you not only see it, you can actually sense it.
“This book is not about my photography. It is about Cape Ann, and the people who live here; people with the same rich diversity of background and character as the scenery, light, and subjects.
I have tried to show some of the most popular attractions of this area from a fresh and interesting new viewpoint, and hope that I have succeeded in piquing the viewer’s interest.” – Alan Murtagh