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Hometown: Boston

Resides: Newport

Cory Silken

Professional Sailing Photographer

"As a yachting photographer whose hobby is sailing, ocean health immediately impacts both my livelihood and my happiness. The 11th Hour team, ambassadors, and grantees are all equally passionate about maintaining our environment, and are top leaders of their respective fields. I am delighted to support the endeavors of such a passionate, active, and highly talented group."

An avid outdoor explorer with broad experience mountaineering, snowboarding, and mountain biking, Cory Silken’s main photographic and outdoor interest lies in yachting.

On Ocean and Sailing Passion...

There is photographic evidence that Silken has been sailing since before he was born! He has crewed aboard the classic America’s Cup 12 Metre Class fleet, and is a champion Herreshoff S Class sailor. Studying Economics and Environmental Science while racing on the Boston University sailing team, he has a great appreciation for the ocean as it affects the health of the ecosystem and therefore civilization and the economy.

Career Highlights

Silken frequently exhibits his fine art work, and in 2012 he opened the Cory Silken Photography Gallery in Newport. His poster editions are distributed globally, through large retailers such as Ikea and Art.com, and have appeared as set dressings in movies and television series, such as Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town and Kelsey Grammar’s Boss. You may also find the Cory Silken Nautical Series wines from Mendocino County in a local shop!

 

While recognized for these fine art sailing images, Silken’s talent is now on call in the superyacht luxury lifestyle industry. Based in the Northeast USA, Silken regularly travels to the Caribbean and throughout the world for private and commercial projects. His dynamic and creative imagery appears in most of the major yachting magazines around the globe, and is published in numerous books. His clients range from local organizations, such as the International Yacht Restoration School, to some of the top shipyards in the world, such as Royal Huisman and Pendennis, and he also photographs regattas for title sponsors such as Panerai and Bacardi.

Connect With Me

EVERYDAY

  • Cool Trick: finding lost things
  • Free Time: what's that?
  • Bad Ass Moment: shooting helicopter aerials
  • Hidden Talent: finding lost things (for other people)
  • Guilty Pleasure: papaya
  • The Fridge: papaya
  • Best Advice: Take responsibility for yourself and believe in yourself.
  • Hobby: hiking
  • Fun Fact: I have my own private signal flag

Brands

Herreshoff sailboats

Gear

A rangefinder camera; waterproof camera covers, cases, and bags; quick-dry clothing head to toe