Of the Moment:
In Focus: Photographer Matt Albiani photographed by Jessica Dalene Photography
There are some photographs that transport you—be it a summer moment or a seaside escape.
When it came to our July Style Guide, a collection inspired by the saltwater days and nights of midsummer— we knew we had to turn to one of our favorites—seasoned Montauk and NYC-based photographer, Matt Albiani.
Photographed at his modern rustic cottage getaway, Sea Roost, Albiani brought our new collection to life with sandy dunes, beach breezes, and a relaxed summer eye, but he doesn’t spend all of his days behind-the-lens.
Albiani has a portfolio of creative endeavors aplenty—including Montecito nautical-inspired gem (and online boutique), Mate Gallery, his joint collaboration with Ron Brand—full of vintage finds and their legendary Sun Burn candle which you can find in many a J.McLaughlin employee’s offices. He’s also the owner and designer behind Montauk’s modern rustic sea cottages Sea Roost, that are the epitome of a breath of fresh air.
But back to those candles—we fell so deeply in love with Sun Burn’s lingering scent of sandalwood and cedar that we’ve created a new exclusive candle with Mate Gallery.
Meet Summer House, our limited- edition collaboration candle that evokes the scent of summer all year-long— with a splash of salt water, sunscreen, and faint hint of orange blossom (available at select J.McLaughlin Resort locations).
Below, our friend Matt Albiani shares the art of the summer well-spent, the best place to watch a Montauk sunset, and the PBS documentary everyone should tune into should a rainstorm hit in the middle of a July night.
J.McLaughlin July, Photographed by Matt Albiani
Sea Change: Matt Albiani photographed by Jessica Dalene Photography
My 2021 Summer Vibe:
Slow time down
Hidden Treasure: The Montauk shelves of Sea Roost, Photograph by Matt Albiani
Every problem has a solution
The Mate Gallery x J.McLaughlin Summer House Candle Smells Like:
A Walk to the Beach
Come On Baby, Light My Candle: Our Summer House Candle available at select J.McLaughlin resort locations.
What You’ll Always Find In My Montauk House:
American Flags and Driftwood
Wish You Were Here: Hideaway, Montauk
When You’re In Montauk You Must…
Catch the sunset at the Montauket
When I Need Inspiration I:
Close my eyes