“I have always enjoyed capturing life’s moments with a camera, but my images were just a way to remember past events until I met the well-known yacht photographer Billy Black. I was inspired, watching him bring out the detailed work our craftsmen put into the various boats we have built at the yard. I realized that by utilizing light and reflections I could capture my adventures and have fun photos that pop, rather than just gathering memories. I took this photo one evening as I checked on a vessel on one of my moorings. The descending sun and reflection of the harbor in the deep paint of the hull was stunning.”
John E. Kachmar owns and runs Wilbur Yachts in Southwest Harbor, Maine, with his wife, Ingrid.