New projects, book and broadcasts keep Cambridge-based small business busy

Cambridge business owner and city resident David Harp is once again collaborating with writer Tom Horton on a new book featuring photographs and essays from an iconic Eastern Shore setting. Tentatively titled Choptank Odyssey: Stories from a Great Chesapeake River, the book is planned to bea visual and literary celebration of the scenic beauty, storied history and complex science of Delmarva’s largest river.

“Running over 70 miles, the Choptank’s watershed encompasses more than a thousand square miles of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and is a vital part of Dorchester’s economy and culture,” Harp noted, adding, “the river’s history is inexorably intertwined with the county’s past, present and future.” Harp and Horton hope to secure a publisher for a 2014 release.

An avid outdoorsman and environmentalist, Harp was also recently featured in Maryland Public Television’s Outdoors Maryland. The episode, “Essence of the Edge,” explores the marshes along the Chesapeake Bay and will be rebroadcast February 9 and 25 on MPT. The episode was inspired by his work with Horton on “Voices from the Edge,” a four-part film series the two are creating on the essence of the ‘edge’ – that unique space where water/land, people/nature and art/culture converge.

Harp’s award winning photographs documenting Maryland landscapes and waterways is a full time enterprise ( He and his partner, wife Barbara, operate Chesapeake in conjunction with a corporate and editorial photography business in Cambridge. The company recently secured a contract by the Tidewater Inn in Easton to install Harp’s documentary-style photographs in the hotel’s 97 guest rooms.

Contact Dave or Barbara at 410-901-1300 or for information on these or other projects.