When I learned that Alec Brainerd was a new member, I jumped at the chance to include him and his family. I’ve known Alec for 20 years as I have photographed the Maine boatbuilding industry since moving to the state in the 1990s. Alec and his wife, Erin, run Artisan Boatworks, a boatbuilding and restoration business in Rockport, Maine. Alec and his team are second to none when it comes to building, restoring and maintaining custom and classic wooden yachts. I live down the street from them and have watched their girls, Adella and Georgia, grow up in the yard and on the water. They are both used to me hanging around with my cameras and are very gregarious, so I knew this profile was going be a winner.