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We had an absolutely sick time at the opening of “TAUK: 20 Years of Montauk,” a photo exhibition by our homie James Katsipis (or, as you might know him, @letstaukgrams on IG). The event took place on the evening of July 23, 2022 at The Lucore Art, a gallery located in the heart of Montauk. The event was supposed to be from 5p to 8p but, in typical DRL style, we skated in at around 8:45 hoping we hadn’t missed the whole thing.

And we hadn’t.

Tunes were still pumping through speakers courtesy of DJ WOOGZ, aka Greg Gould, a regular on the Montauk scene. We managed to sneak in an absolutely delicious margarita and paloma courtesy of Hiatus tequila. A few slices of Blade + Salt pizza were (miraculously) still available, though they went quickly thereafter, and a few bottles of Hidden Sea wine floated around still.

However, none of all that, awesome as it was, held a candle to the captivating images on display courtesy of the man behind the lens. James, if you don’t already know, is a Montauk local; a homegrown talent whose work has transcended this small corner of the world and yet never feels too far from home.

We took a couple snaps and a vid of the absolutely momentous photo wall, and a photog from BFA did a much better job of capturing the night’s events

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