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John Payne began his nautical photography as a hobby while following his daughters to Opti regattas around the world. Shooting from friends’ boats, he began a love affair with the art of photographing sailboats. At the encouragement of friends, and after hearing “you should have a website” one too many times, he launched John Payne Photography in2007.

Specializing in sailing photography, his work has been featured in several national and international publications, as well as calendars and countless web sites. He is an ardent believer in the philosophy of Kenneth Grahame:

“There is nothing—absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
The Wind in the Willows, Ch. 1