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Vegas - 2016 - Issue 3 - Summer - Sush Machida

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL DWECK (BEACH SHOTS); JUPITER JONES (DWECK) Photographer Michael Dweck captures the Montauk of his youth in The End: Montauk, N.Y., an ode to disappearing Hamptons surf culture. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jessica and Kurt (2002); Dweck; Surfer, Ditch Plains (2002); Skinny Dipping, Cavetts Cove (2006). COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Julia and Brittany, Hither Hills (2010). M I C H A E L DW E C K THE SURFINSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASES A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW EDITION OF HIS BELOVED BEACHCENTRIC TOME. BY KARI MOLVAR When photographer Michael Dweck, 58, published The End: Montauk, N.Y., in 2004, an homage to the Hamptons' surfing culture and sun-streaked landscape, the initial print run of 5,000 copies sold out in less than three weeks. Collectors will have another chance to grab the book this summer, though: In July, Dweck will pub- lish 300 copies of a new edition of The End. The $3,000 clothbound volume includes 85 previously unpub- lished images, as well as an essay by photographer (and Montauk resident) Peter Beard and an 11-by-14-inch gelatin silver print (Surf's Up, Adriana, or Lilla), num- bered and signed. To celebrate its release and preserve the shorelines depicted in the pages, a portion of the proceeds of the book will go toward the Surfrider Foundation (, Oceana (, and Splash (, which help maintain US waterways and beaches. For Dweck, the new edition is also a chance to expand on the book's original narrative—the spellbinding allure of summer and surfing, and a way of life that's fading away. "The work was my way of freezing Montauk from when I was a kid," says Dweck, who grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, and began visiting the seaside community in the '70s. "It was about a feeling—of what it's like to be free, young, and 19 again." The End: Montauk, N.Y. (Ditch Plains Press, $3,000) is available at HAMPTONS

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