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Nautical Newport

Love letter to Newport

Marine photographer Onne van der Wal is considered one of the premier artists in his field. Born in Holland and raised largely in South Africa, van der Wal has made Newport, R.I., his home for years. His self-published photo book “Nautical Newport” is essentially a love letter to his adopted home.

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Collected in the 9-inch-square softcover book are 175 pages of bold, colorful images of Newport captured from land, sea and air. “The Newport waterfront attracts most East Coast boaters and cruisers, as well as those who love the coast and our numerous lighthouses,” van der Wal explains. “It never ceases to amaze me with its beauty at every turn — on land or at sea.” To purchase the book ($24.95), visit

November 2013 issue