Sometimes you end up in a place by coincidence, but it ends up being a life changer and you never leave. Most of the time in these kinds of stories love has a big part. This is exactly Michael Dweck's story. It's been said that in 1975 a young Michael Dweck and his buddy heard the rumor that the Rolling Stones would be recording at Andy Warhol's place in Montauk, a small town on the corner of Long Island farthest from New York City. The two packed up the car and drove out with high hopes of meeting Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. What Dweck discovered instead was a beautiful surf town that would serve as his muse for the rest of his still on going life.
His photography is best described as seductive and in pursuit of alluring subject matter, principally the female form and locales that offer their own particular enchantments. His photographs breathe youth, beauty, nature and the temptations of the flesh. Which are also exact descriptions of the world of surfing. His The End: Montauk, N.Y. is an evocation of a real-world paradise lost: of summer, youth, and erotic possibility; of community and camaraderie in a special place. Blending nostalgia, fantasy, and documentation, the photographs present a compelling portrait of a place in time and a way of life at once fading and being reinvented with each new season. These photographs were featured in several exhibitions and art fairs over the next couple of years. And are the main reason Michael is included here.
Take a look for yourself here, dream away and also go for more to his own website!