Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen Wilkes
“As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic,” says photographer Stephen Wilkes of the November 4 helicopter ride during which he captured this eerie vision of Seaside Heights, NJ. The area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier—normally a symbol of fun and frivolity—sits in the Atlantic Ocean.
This photograph is part of our Art for Sandy Relief project released in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds of these editions support six local charities.
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