All images ©2018 Gretchen LeMaistre




INGLESIDE INN, collaboration with Kirk Crippens
 
On our first visit to Ingleside Inn, we noticed mismatched layers of decor from many decades- dating back to the early 1920s. We also discovered that most of the core hotel staff had been employed for more than twenty years. We felt the community they formed through years of familiarity. We wanted to preserve this place in time. We envisioned each photo as a tableaux, carefully composing the portraits on the grounds as if we were creating a wax museum exhibit. We sought to amplify what was “still” in each portrait. In 2017, Melvin Haber, the owner of Ingleside Inn passed away. The inn is currently undergoing renovation, redecoration and corporate homogenization.-G.L.

Maria, Housekeeping


Jose and Manny, Waiters


Patrick, Maintenance


Melvyn, Owner


Tommy, Waiter


Danny, Bellman


Linda, Hostess


Ernestina, Housekeeping


Jose, Bellman


Berta, Housekeeping


David, Bartender


Nino, Lounge Pianist


Brenda, Maintenance


Don, Waiter


Mark, Bartender


Armida, Front Desk


Esuardo, Maintenance


James, Night Auditor


Guille, Housekeeping


Scotty, Bartender


Brian, Maitre D'


Bobby, Waiter


Karen, Front Desk


Miguel and Miguels Jr, Valets



 

Maria, Housekeeping

Jose and Manny, Waiters

Patrick, Maintenance

Melvyn, Owner

Tommy, Waiter

Danny, Bellman

Linda, Hostess

Ernestina, Housekeeping

Jose, Bellman

Berta, Housekeeping

David, Bartender

Nino, Lounge Pianist

Brenda, Maintenance

Don, Waiter

Mark, Bartender

Armida, Front Desk

Esuardo, Maintenance

James, Night Auditor

Guille, Housekeeping

Scotty, Bartender

Brian, Maitre D'

Bobby, Waiter

Karen, Front Desk

Miguel and Miguels Jr, Valets