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  Photographer Ken Murphy Releases New Book Recapturing the Gulf Coast
story by Cherie Ward
photos courtesy of Ken Murphy
It’s been more than 20 years since the release of the award-winning book My South Coast Home and now photographer Ken Murphy
has given the world a chance to revisit the Gulf Coast through his breathtakingly fresh photos with the newly released My South Coast Home Revisited.
“It’s all about the essence of the Coast,” Murphy said of the 168 pages with shots of coastal nature, significant events, and a well-known person or two. This time around, he had a unique way of taking some of the photographs.
“I have literally taken off into drone photography,” said the lifelong resident of Bay St. Louis with a chuckle. “I have been able to incorporate many of the stunning shots into this book. The drone has given me the ability to capture views I have never seen before. Not too many years ago, views of this kind were impossible to capture. Not even from a helicopter.”
The book’s forward was written by Murphy’s longtime friend David Elliott of WLOX. He describes Murphy as a modern-day Pierre Le Moyne in awe of his
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