SHARE YOUR TRUTH
The opinions expressed in Share Your Truth are the author’s own.
REGINA WEINREICH SHARES HER TRUTH
Text by Regina Weinreich
Photograph © Regina Weinreich
Description of image
Since 1980, I have documented Montauk’s Ditch Plains beach in photography. The photo, a handy iPhone shot, frames a specific spot along the bluffs, illuminating the beach in its variety. June 9, 2021, 11:40am.
How does the image express or manipulate the truth?
At first glance, you see the rudiments: sand, rock, the grand facade a stormy ocean carves out of the earth. Closer, a washed up, pickled tree makes a perfect perch for the koans of a mad sculptor. Above, two figures against the sky provide a sense of scale. Capturing all these aspects of a beach scene in a single shot gives this piece of Long Island’s east end an epic dimension you might not see if you were simply walking along the shore: man, nature, art, spirit.
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