Montauk’s man of the hour, surf photographer and insane waterman James Katsipis responds to our “10 Questions” as part of this #localsonly series.
LT: What’s your deal?
JK: I procure life moments via my camera.
LT: Why Montauk?
JK: My parents made me here. Not much of a choice.
LT: Long or short?
LT: In your opinion – what is the best, or worst, thing about Montauk?
JK: Best thing about Montauk: the people. Worst thing about Montauk: the people. (lol)
LT: Low Tide or High Time?
JK: Low Tide.
LT: What is your favorite place to eat or drink in Montauk?
JK: Loving East By Northeast. Navy Beach to grab a drink.
LT: If you could instantly realize one wish, what would it be?
JK: To be 20 pounds lighter 😉
LT/JK: Before I sleep I always _close my eyes_.
LT: Favorite artist? Why?
JK: Chris Burkard. Best adventure photographer in the biz.
LT/JK: I love to: _surf_ because _it makes me happy_.
All images courtesy of James Katsipis.