Sandy by Night

Mantoloking, NJ

As I've mentioned before, I used to spend a lot of my summers down the Jersey shore and have been back a few times since Hurricane Sandy and seen how the small beach community where my parents own a house has fared. By now, most of the damaged houses have been demolished and what's left are huge piles of debris that are slowly being hauled away. A few houses that are structurally unsound still stand, and they remain somewhat of a ghostly presence. During a summer night, their darkness stands out against the lights of the intact houses and cars passing by on the road. Here are a few images for walking the beach at night observing these lingering after effects of a storm that hits New Jersey almost exactly nine months ago.