For most people, Cape Cod is about summer vacations by the sea. Sun-drenched days at the beach, splashing in the ocean, and just being lazy. But, summer is short. By September and October, there is a mass exodus. The tourists have gone home. Cottages are boarded up. Motels, restaurants and clam shacks shut down for the season. And, the coastline is pummeled by powerful winter storms. It is quiet, lonely, and raw. With his large format camera, Boston-based photographer Brian Kaplan focuses on this other side of life on the Cape. His portraits of seasonal workers, deserted landscapes, and narrative still lifes give us a unique insight into this fascinating place and its multiple, contrasting worlds.
Kaplan developed his passion for photography while working for Stan Grossfeld at The Boston Globe. He served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Griffin Museum of Photography.