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The dramatic angles in many of the nautical photographs of Onne van der Wal might remind you of the Biff! Bam! Pow! graphic excitement of action comics. A bird’s-eye view of a sailboat has two slashing diagonals meet at a prow far below. Close-packed sails at a regatta starting line bob amid swells you’d think would swamp them. Van der Wal knows what he’s looking at. A professional sailor 25 years ago, he crewed with the victorious 1981-82 Dutch Whitbread Around-the-World Race Team. The photographs he took on that adventure were the start of his creative career, and some of them are still published today. His online store offers limited-edition prints, calendars, and Wind and Water , his coffee table book collection of photographs.
1 Bannister Wharf, Newport | 401.849.5556 | www.vanderwal.com
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