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Photographer Andrew Blauschild Describes His Favorite Montauk Moment

As told to Tim Latterner | May 23, 2017 | People

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