This project is about Cape Cod, which is essentially a narrow spit of sand that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. For most people, the Cape is a place to go for a summer vacation at the beach. I’m fascinated by the “other side” of life on the Cape: What happens in the off season, when the population plummets and it’s quiet, lonely and raw. The characters who are drawn to “end-of-the-road” places like the outermost part of the Cape. The thousands of Jamaicans and eastern Europeans who come to the Cape each summer, not for vacation but to work long hours at multiple jobs. And, the tensions between man and nature, which seem particularly stark in a place that’s so beautiful but at the same time so exposed to the elements.
All images © Brian Kaplan