“What’s Out There Montauk” is a new art photography book that celebrates creativity and women’s bodies. The project was created by Kristen Walles and includes photography by Audrey Amelie Rudolf and Grant Monahan.
“I’ve been working on this project for about five years,” said Walles. “We went around town to local bars and restaurants as well as used the beautiful scenery Montauk has to offer and shot topless women with giant mascot heads on.”
The limited-edition coffee table book, printed by Hatteras Printing, retails for $98 and is now available for pre-order. The photos place women everywhere in Montauk, including The Surf Lodge, the Montauk Lighthouse, and The Dock.
“There are body types of all shapes and sizes and we wanted to find a way to celebrate not only the community of Montauk but also celebrate and embrace our bodies that were given to us and have fun while doing it,” Walles continued. “There is something special about hiding your identity, and allowing the girls to do something that they otherwise might not feel comfortable doing, while also being a fun way to spotlight many places people would not expect to see topless women — or the mascot heads.”
A launch party will be held at Georges Lighthouse Café on Saturday, June 22, from 5 to 10 PM. To RSVP for the launch or pre-order the book visit www.whatsoutthere.co. For more, follow on Instagram @whatsout_there.