Until recently, the oldest working cattle ranch in the United States was located in the sleepy oceanside hamlet of Montauk, N.Y. Established in 1658, the Deep Hollow Ranch became the focus of photographer Phillip Graybill's
project "Horse By Sea."
Graybill first began photographing the cattle horses that lived and worked on the Ranch in 2008. Using film cameras, he captured the unique personalities of each horse with simple, beautifully composed portraits. In 2010, Deep Hollow changed ownership and stopped functioning as a cattle ranch.
Graybill is planning to exhibit the "Horse By Sea" photographs in a gallery this fall. You can learn more about the project, which includes Graybill's horse portraits as well as beach landscapes from around Montauk, on his Kickstarter