By Neal Parent
Subtitled "The Photographic Work of Neal Parent", this could also be subtitled "A Collection of 25 Years Work" as this book is Neal's favorite images taken over the last quarter century. You'll see boats, nature, land and seascapes. 135 images, carefully reproduced double-black duotones.
A professional photographer, Neal started his career as a photojournalist for a small mid-coast Maine newspaper.
Shooting exclusively in the 35mm format enables him to photograph with spontaneity. Using natural light, he works without filters and does all his own printing. Hand processing of each photograph in trays ensures complete control of each image.
His photos have appeared in several magazines, including National Fisherman, Pacific Fisherman, and Downeast. In addition, his images were selected to appear in Nathalie Ward's "Stellwagen Bank", "Adventure" by Joseph E. Garland with Captain Jim Sharp, and "From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy", edited by Philip W. Conkling.
Neal exhibits his work in several galleries and at juried fine art shows from Maine to Florida and has won countless awards and ribbons from some of the most prestigious art shows on the East Coast. His images hang in private and corporate collections, and he now shares a gallery in Belfast Maine, with his talented daughter – she paints landscapes in pastels.
Author: Neal Parent
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
Published: October 1, 2002