Gretchen LeMaistre
Flora Change Takes Place

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