ROCKLAND — On Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents Rockland photographer Jim Dugan’s “Picturing Rockland from Land, Sea and Sky,” a slideshow and talk centering on his three decades of photographing his adopted city.
Dugan is a commercial and fine art photographer with an eclectic resume and wide range of subject matter. He teaches photography every year aboard the schooner Mary Day and has served as crew for several trips, mostly as deckhand but also assistant cook.
“I’ve scraped her hull and helped rig in the spring, climbed the rigging underway, cooked scones in the woodstove at 5 a.m., and helped downrig in the fall,” he said.
That windjammer time has led to some of his best pictures, many of which he will be showing during the presentation. His “Timeless Maritime” pictures are in many collections and decorate the rooms in a 95-room hotel in Portland.
Dugan is an FAA-licensed drone pilot and has found this opens up a whole new realm of photographic opportunities. He plans to show some drone video as well as stills.
After growing up near Philadelphia, Dugan came to Maine in 1989 to study at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media). Aside from his photography business, he has been a graphic designer and web designer. For about 12 years, he was a Licensed Maine Guide, leading sea kayak trips and tours.