EASTON — Photographer Monica Hurley-Lawson has been photographing her hometown of Easton for years. Now, for the first time, locals can keep their own collection of Hurley-Lawson’s art photos of their town.
This month, 59-year-old Hurley-Lawson published her first photography book, entitled “Through the Lens: Easton, Massachusetts.” Her photos focus on Easton’s historic architecture an ample conservation land.
Hurley-Lawson first began taking photos during her time at Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, which closed down last year. She said it was when she got her first Canon camera.
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After graduation, she took a photography course at Regis College before transferring to Stonehill College in Easton and, being a sports lover, photographing sporting events, as well as nature.
“I would take shots of butterflies and flowers, the typical beginner stuff,” she said.
During that time,