The Summer of Love lives on: The timeless beauty of Montauk


The Summer of Love lives on: The timeless beauty of Montauk beach captured in stunning black and white photographs by Michael Dweck

- Photographer Michael Dweck fell in love with the beaches of Montauk, New York, in the mid-1970s
- He shot the beach decades later to share with the world the  The East End of Long Island
- The tenth anniversary edition of his book 'The End' includes new images not included in the original copy 

Photographer Michael Dweck spent a summer in the 70s falling in love with the beaches of Montauk, New York.

Decades later, he returned to Montauk to capture the beach for his book titled 'The End'.

Dweck said he attempted to 'record something before it faded away' and preserve a moment in the sunshine that became precious to him decades earlier.

'The End' is being re-released for its tenth anniversary with new images and an original silver gelatin print.

Dweck said the first time he visited the beach surf, sand and girls 'who looked, well, like they didn’t belong on Long Island' captured his eye.

It was these sights he wanted to preserve when he returned to the beaches in the 2000s with his family.

The first edition of the book was published in 2004 and Dweck called the beach preserved in its pages his own Never Never Land. 

He said in Montauk days were spent barefoot and nights were spent with the doors unlocked.  

At first, when he returned to the beach decades after his first visit in the 70s, he was hesitant to share his special spot with the world.  

'Montauk will never be Montauk again, but it will never be anything else either,' he says in the new introduction of the book. 

'The End', which refers to The East End of Long Island, also means to Dweck the end of a youth spent indulging in simple pleasures in the sun.  

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