Tom and Lee Ann Szelog will share their story of what it’s like to live in an authentic, operating lighthouse on the Maine coast Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library.

The Szelogs’ narrated photography presentation based on their book “Our Point of View — Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse” is about their days living in the keeper’s quarters of Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, beginning in 1989. This year marks the book’s 10th anniversary of being published by Down East Books. It has been honored as one of the Best Photo Books by Shutterbug magazine; and was the winner of Best Maine-Themed Book in the Maine Literary Awards of the Maine Writers and Publishers Association, as well as a Gold Medal winner from the Independent Publishers Association.

The Szelogs’ home was remote by most people’s standards, yet relatively accessible for a lighthouse station. Sometimes they had only wildlife and passing boats for company, but not for long, because the spell of the lighthouse drew pilgrims in all seasons. People came to rest, to play, to marry, to meditate and to celebrate – all within view of the keeper’s house and Tom’s camera.

Thomas Mark Szelog has spent his entire life observing, writing and/or photographing wildlife. He has been a full-time professional photographer for 35 years, specializing in photographing wildlife, nature and landscapes. He is a recipient of the Philip Hyde Award, presented annually to a photographer who is working to preserve the condition of the natural environment through the art of photography. Lee Ann Szelog is the president of Simply Put, LLC, specializing in presentations on communication, attitude and human relations. As passionate wildlife advocates, the couple also works collaboratively, sharing their words and photographs in narrated photography presentations and books to educate and inspire people about the important role our natural world plays in our lives.

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