The Culture Crush

Into the Wild Wood

by Annie Morton

"Wildwood has been such a huge part of my life. It’s my second home. If you grow up in Philly, or around Philly, that is where you go. You go “down the shore.” I have been going there my whole life." 

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 "Philly is an incredibly diverse city, so it’s kind of like “Philly at the beach.” That’s always how we thought of it, even growing up. Most of the people there are from somewhere in South Jersey or Philly. You would go there for senior week, we would sneak there when we were supposed to be in school. We would drive down for the day. One year we pretended my grandmother went with us, and that wasn’t true at all."

"Philly is an incredibly diverse city, so it’s kind of like “Philly at the beach.” That’s always how we thought of it, even growing up. Most of the people there are from somewhere in South Jersey or Philly. You would go there for senior week, we would sneak there when we were supposed to be in school. We would drive down for the day. One year we pretended my grandmother went with us, and that wasn’t true at all."

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 "I think that they are all just there to have fun. The girls on the blanket, they were all there working. It was their first summer after graduation.They were all hanging out on that blanket just chilling across from their house. For me it's about looking at the world around you, and pulling out of the world what you are trying to say, rather than trying to construct something. It is not that as a photographer you are not constructing. You are constructing something by what you point your camera at, and when you decide to push the button, a little to the right, a little to the left, as you know, makes all of the difference. "

"I think that they are all just there to have fun. The girls on the blanket, they were all there working. It was their first summer after graduation.They were all hanging out on that blanket just chilling across from their house. For me it's about looking at the world around you, and pulling out of the world what you are trying to say, rather than trying to construct something. It is not that as a photographer you are not constructing. You are constructing something by what you point your camera at, and when you decide to push the button, a little to the right, a little to the left, as you know, makes all of the difference. "

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 "People always seem much more beautiful to me when they are doing something natural. So finding the world as it is and photographing it, I totally get it. Usually when you start to try and manipulate it is when it changes."

"People always seem much more beautiful to me when they are doing something natural. So finding the world as it is and photographing it, I totally get it. Usually when you start to try and manipulate it is when it changes."

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 "In Wildwood, the people who I am photographing are there on vacation and are all in their happy place. It’s on the ocean with a beautiful beach. I look for the little bits of emotion on people’s faces. I definitely look for the drama more. I don’t know what the drama might be."

"In Wildwood, the people who I am photographing are there on vacation and are all in their happy place. It’s on the ocean with a beautiful beach. I look for the little bits of emotion on people’s faces. I definitely look for the drama more. I don’t know what the drama might be."

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