What began as an informal tribute to Bob Weinstein’s beloved Sag Harbor has grown into a photography exhibition that will now be mounted for the second time on the East End, putting architectural details into focus, from roof-lines to winding staircases to hinges.
“Take a Closer Look” opens this weekend at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead, with more than 30 of the artist’s photographs of Sag Harbor on display.
Mr. Weinstein, who splits his time between Sag Harbor and Manhattan, earned a bachelor’s degree in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University and went on to found the branding firm Concrete Brand Imaging.
On the side, he creates monoprint artwork at his studio in Sag Harbor. When the iPhone, with its built-in camera, hit the market about a decade ago, he gravitated toward photography, he explained.
“The minute the iPhone came out, I found the camera as a handy tool to almost sketch with, if you will, rather than have a pencil and a sketchbook,” Mr. Weinstein said Friday. “The camera just became something easy to take with me to capture things that I was seeing—either lights, shapes, shadows that caught my eye. And it sort of evolved from something that really seemed secondary, to gain a little bit more importance to me as a finished product in and of itself.”