Emily L. Ferguson began taking photographs in the early 1960s, when her father loaned her one of his Leicas and a light meter. Initially she worked in black & white for her college newspaper. Now, she uses Canon digital cameras.
Emily first came to West Falmouth, MA as a child in the summers of the 1940s and ‘50s, but winters her family returned to Philadelphia. She spent her college years in Wisconsin and Illinois. In 1980 she returned to Cape Cod permanently and now lives in North Falmouth.
Emily specializes in photographing sailing, and from time to time is also able to shoot landscapes and events around Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. Last year she completed a 12-month long daily journal of Buzzards Bay, encompassing all of its shoreline except for the Elizabeth Islands. In addition, she has recently released her second volume of sepia toned sailing-themed photographs, available from lulu.com. In addition to these passions she is drawn to projects which can be made into photographic stories. She has recorded the moving of a train car from North Falmouth to Woods Hole and the restoration of an antique Herreshoff boat. Finally, she has a small collection of abstractions which would make perfect 2000-piece jigsaw puzzles for the masochistic.
Emily was a founding member of the Woods Hole Handworks and is affiliated with the Jan Collins Selman Gallery. She was an invited artist in Cape Cod’s annual arts month Women Creating in 1999 and was accepted by its jury in other years. She enjoys a life-long passion for Bach, Couperin and Brahms, and shares her home with a bluepoint Siamese cat.