Ebb Tide - A Collection of Ye Old Jersey Shore Motels By Tyler Haughey

 
 Lu Fran Motel

Lu Fran Motel

I came across this wonderful find of vintage motel photography from the Messy Nessy blog, and wanted to share my findings from her read.

Her original post on the series Ebb Tide by Tyler Haughey can be found here.

A complete joy to go through!

What I love about these images in his collected series of captured stills most is the absence of life: no people, no cars; nothing. 

Just an assortment of lonely old roadside motels, with stories galore of events in years past to tell throughout!

At first glance, it gives off the feel as a collection of seemingly abandoned relics of mid-century style, weathered by the years of seasonal up and down hot and cold weather changes and asleep for the season.

I think Tyler Haughey captures the mood perfectly throughout his Ebb Tide series, with the unfriendly cold embrace of snow and wind blowing about along this coastal strip of old motels.

Here's a few of those captures to spend some time in reflection with. 

 Lu Fran Motel

Lu Fran Motel

 Caribbean Motel

Caribbean Motel

 Caribbean Motel

Caribbean Motel

 Bristol Plaza Motel

Bristol Plaza Motel

 Singapore Motel

Singapore Motel

 Caprice Motel

Caprice Motel

 Chateau Motel

Chateau Motel

 Crusader Oceanfront Resort

Crusader Oceanfront Resort

 Gold Crest Resort Motel

Gold Crest Resort Motel

 Grecian Gardens Motel

Grecian Gardens Motel

 Isle Capri Motel

Isle Capri Motel

 Jolly Roger Motel

Jolly Roger Motel

 Waikiki Oceanfront Inn

Waikiki Oceanfront Inn

 Monaco Hotel

Monaco Hotel

Images by Tyler Haughey