Anyone who knows me, or remembers what I have been writing about for the past twenty years, is keenly aware that I am not a fan of lighthouse photography books that do not also include historic photographs. However, after reviewing To The Harbor Light, the new book that showcases the photography of Allison Shaw of the lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, I will have to eat my words. The images by Allison Shaw of the twenty lighthouses featured in the book are more than just photography. In this case, the back cover of the book is telling the truth: each photograph truly is a work of art. Plus, the book is a practical guide to the lighthouses of Cape Cod
and the islands that also includes historical text within its 96 pages. As an extra bonus, the publisher went out of their way to print the book on some of the best quality paper I’ve seen in a long time for a soft cover book. To The Harbor Light is nothing short of exquisite and I would highly recommend it. To The Harbor Light is available through Lighthouse Digest for $20.95.
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