the end by michael dweck
Originally published in 2004, The End presented an idyllic and erotic portrait of the famed Long Island, NY, fishing community, and offered an idealized glimpse into the lives of the beautiful denizens who comprised its surfing subculture. From the dunes of Montauk’s secret surfing haunts, Dweck’s first major photographic work told a paradisiacal narrative about summer and youth, which blended idealism and documentation to reflect a place and a way of life both fading and being reinvented. The original run, as the New York Times noted, “sold out its first printing of 5,000 books in less than three weeks,” and became an instant classic, fueled by its groundbreaking narrative form, and now-iconic images like the cover’s nude, “Sonya”, “Dave and Pam in their Caddy”, “Adriana” and “Lilla.”
The expanded 10th anniversary edition of The End (Release date: October 1, 2015) examines the legacy of the original, but also addresses – via notes from Dweck and Beard – the changes that Dweck predicted when he first turned his camera to Montauk in early 2000.