Every trip to the Hamptons comes with the soundtrack of waves crashing against the beach. Photographer Andrew Blauschild shares what it's like to capture that feeling in pictures.
Crowds surfing: From veteran surfers to families with children, the silhouetted beachgoers become one same-minded community in Andrew Blauschild’s photographs.
“As a fine-art photographer, I dream about moments like this,” says Andrew Blauschild. “I shot this image on a beautiful, warm summer day at Ditch Plains in Montauk. I don’t really have too much theory. I always have cameras with me—ever since I was a teenager. This was [shot] with black-andwhite 35mm film. The black and the white to me makes it more concise. There are so many colors on the beach—that can be beautiful—but sometimes that black-and-white makes the whole image more focused. I sat on the jetty watching kids, weekenders, and local families play and enjoy this amazing place. The silhouettes and the lighting just looked great to me, so I snapped the photo.
“I’ve been surfing there for a long time, ever since I was a kid. I spend a lot of time all over the East End. Whether it be on the bay or on the beaches in Amagansett or Montauk, I love the whole place. This image captures the essence of East End summers.” Andrew Blauschild (@blauschild) has lived on the East End for more than 25 years. His work on surf culture can be found at andrewblauschild.com.
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW BLAUSCHILD