I recently covered the historic storm Hurricane Sandy for People Magazine. I photographed the destruction in Breezy Point, Queens and the long food ration lines in Coney Island, Brooklyn. While on assignment, I shoot with a digital camera. But I don’t shoot only with a digital camera. I’m a bit old school and like to shoot on traditional film. So, I brought along my medium format Hasselblad 500 CM with some Kodak Portra 160. Above are a few of the film outtake from the assignment.
“Hurricane Sandy (unofficially known as “Superstorm Sandy”) was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Classified as the eighteenth named storm, tenth hurricane and second major hurricane of the year, Sandy was a Category 3 storm at its peak intensity when it made landfall in Cuba.
In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the United States amounted to $71.4 billion (2013 USD).”