This blog is part of a project borne during my travels as a professional photojournalist. For years, I have worked with bulky digital cameras, always mindful of the technical maneuvers from setting the shutter speed and aperture to editing and toning on a computer screen. In the last few years I have discovered that my iPhone has allowed me to capture scenes without feeling that I am once again on the job. To “point and shoot” has been a liberating experience. It has allowed me to rediscover the excitement of seeing imperfections and happy accidents rendered through the lens of my handheld device. I am able to create imagery, edit, and transmit all the images straight to this blog, creating a modern and efficient workflow for the most inefficient of pursuits - self expression. - Benjamin Lowy All Images are copyrighted @Benjamin Lowy

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Beach Haven, NJ : A slice of blue sky amid the wreckage. Beach Haven, NJ: The New Jersey Barrier Islands were hammered by Sandy, and some residents now face a forced evacuation that could last eight months. Gas and sewer lines remain unrepaired. Tom's River, NJ : Freddy Parker sits in the lobby of the Tom's River High School, which has become an refugee center for residents displaced by the storm. Bradley Beach, NJ :

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On the Jersey Shore, Cries of ‘Where is the Government?’

The Jersey Shore has fared its share of bad weather. As the Los Angeles Times points out this morning (in a piece well worth the read), there was the winter storm of 1846 that wrecked nine ships (still known as the Day of Terror). There was the 1962 nor’easter, which washed a Navy destroyer ashore. And, of course, there was Irene, the first time on record a hurricane had hit the region.

But Sandy, with its innocent name and violent force, remains unlike anything residents here have seen. It sent a roller coaster into the ocean in Seaside Heights. It wrecked part of the famed boardwalk in Atlantic City. And in the Barrier Islands, some residents now face a forced evacuation that could last eight months. Gas and sewer lines remain unrepaired.

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Photographer Ben Lowy will be documenting the Sandy recovery for Tumblr throughout the week. Follow his coverage at Tumblr Storyboard, or follow our instagram feed, where he’ll be guest posting.

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