meet me in montauk.

Have you ever seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Surely you have. Ok well since that movie I have always wanted to visit this little place called Montauk. It's a beach town on the tip of Long Island. In the movie, the main characters meet in Montauk and there's snow and it's just beautiful. I finally got to go! I brought along my trusty holga with a roll of slide film (I got it cross processed - hence the funky colors on some of them) and a roll of 15-year-expired film that Stephen and I found in an abandoned house. Yeah. Awesome. (The ones with the black borders are the expired film; the ones that have the Fuji negative borders are the cross processed chrome film.)

I went with my friends Stephen, Taylor, Philip, and my new roommate Mandy. The beach still had some snow on it, and around the bend there was a rocky shoreline with even more snow - so beautiful!

Then of course we found a little frozen puddle/pond (did I mention it was freezing! seriously, like 3 degrees or something) and we did a little ice skating. Or sliding rather. I just kind of scooted though (awesome video of this here).

And then my favorite part - the lighthouse!

This was seriously such a fun trip. Thanks to this guy for scanning and editing my film. (You can see more awesome photos by following that link as well :) )

It is good to spend good time with good friends. Take more time to do that.



  1. I am super jealous! I love eternal sunshine, I would die to be on the beach there! And the frozen pond looks awesome as well, though I'm pretty sure I'd bust my ass if I tried it.

  2. this

    i loved the film and always imagined what it must look like "off film" but i think if i would have seen these photos without reading your words it would have stood out like a sore thumb.


  3. I love these pictures! What a scenic place! (I especially like the shots of the frozen river and the craggly trees.) Now I have to go see "Eternal Sunshine"... if only for the scenery. :)

  4. I love your photos, looks just like from the film! I also really like the quote above your blog.... "and then the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom [anais nin]"

  5. first of all, you sound so photographery that i no longer know what you are talking about, officially speaking the lingo, you are! and second of all: BRAVO! beautiful photos!

  6. i love the old film! we don't know one another, but i was perusing blogs, and found yours...I love that you chose to use the old film....it captures a certain quality that we don't find in newer film these days.....congrats on a beautiful montage!

  7. I love the look of old film very interesting. Found you blog through the "next blog" feature at the top of my page. I enjoy the photos. hope to see more, if you don't mind. I love art, i am a painter.

  8. When I saw the first pic, I thought it look like a picture taken using a lomography camera because of the vignetting. Then I read your blog and found out that indeed you used a lomocam- Holga.

    Great pics by the way :)