Pictures and words by Philly/NYC photographer, writer, educator Thomas V Hartmann

Some recent pics from my ongoing series on the hotels/motels of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, NJ. I’ve long been interested in mid-century modernism, and Wildwood’s motels have always conjured for me happy memories of boyhood vacations with my parents. In fall/winter the crowds are gone and all is still. It’s the perfect time to contemplate the landscape of this place and its unique visual grammar.