Contact: Song Chong SChong@milkstudios.com
WATTSUP MONTAUK : PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEN WATTS, TO DEBUT AT MILK GALLERY
Exhibition will run from June 17-July 11, 2015
Milk Gallery will launch its highly anticipated exhibition WATTSUP MONTAUK : PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEN WATTS, with an opening reception from 7PM-10PM.
The exhibition will launch Watts’ new monograph, Montauk Dreaming, co-published by Damiani and MILK.
WATTSUP MONTAUK is a collection of images taken from the monograph as well as an archival survey of the artists’ 30 year career in photography. Montauk Dreaming is a vibrant celebration of the Long Island town that London-born photographer Ben Watts (born 1967) has called home since 1995. A "paradise three hours outside the walls of the greatest city in the world," as Watts calls it, Montauk has exploded in recent years, going from a sleepy beach town to a major summer cultural destination.
An established commercial and fashion photographer, Watts regularly shoots for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, GQ and Interview. This volume collects the photographs that Watts takes on his days off, of his friends and family at the beaches and the parties that inspire his colorful style. Primarily shot on an iPhone with Watts' own photo app and set of filters rendering the beaches in hallucinatory, sun- drenched neon hues, Montauk Dreaming captures the lifestyle and spirit of a summer on the beach and features an introduction by Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts.
Milk stands at the crossroads of the fashion, music, photography and film worlds. A media company based out of New York and Los Angeles, Milk spans contemporary culture and is a hub for nurturing creativity and supporting partnerships with some of the industry’s most visionary talent and innovative brands.
WATTSUP MONTAUK : PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEN WATTS is an exhibition open to the public. RSVP is required to attend the opening reception.
For more information, please contact: Song Chong
Director, Milk Gallery SChong@milkstudios.com
450 West 15th St New York, NY 10011 (212) 645-2797 themilkgallery.com