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My Duty as a Photographer

In one weeks time I was reminded three times what one of my roles is as a photographer. 

My first role is to make beautiful, interesting and compelling images that people would like to purchase and hang on their walls. Simple as that, I’m hopefully creating art and selling it as a business. 

My second role – that I was reminded of this week – is as a documentarian. To preserve in photographs what once was. 

I was first reminded of it in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it caused all along the East Coast. Especially in my home state ofNew Jerseyand in particular the shore town ofSeasideHeights. The boardwalk and the ocean piers were all destroyed. 

The Seaside Heights Boardwalk as it was


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