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Recording the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Monmouth and County, NJ one night at a time. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 6, 2014.

Recording the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Monmouth and County, NJ one night at a time.

Manasquan, NJ Places
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Hello, 

Kevin Burkitt and Shannon Welch want to thank you for your help!

Kevin Burkitt & Shannon Welch
Kevin Burkitt & Shannon Welch

In less than 48 hours we reached our initial funding goal.  Initially, we asked for $1350 to offset the cost of frames, mattes, glass, and prints so that I could be part of a gallery showing at Morris Arts in Morristown, NJ.  Because of your support we are able to show our artwork and give back to those still in need from Hurricane Sandy.  Read more....

The Story...

Shortly after the storm we began documenting the damage at night, late at night.  As the residents slept we crept on to beaches, looked at what was left, and began telling the story of Hurricane Sandy from a different perspective.

Asbury Casino
Asbury Casino

Each shot could take seven to fifteen minutes to capture.  Often times we would only acquire two or three useable images a night.  

Each morning, we would process the photos and begin the editing process. There was little if any down time between shooting and post production.  Kevin pushed himself to the limits three nights a week for five months.   He took three months off and repeated this process again. 

Boo House
Boo House

This project was, and is, our passion.  And as sad as it is, the images are my new reality.  This project has no end in sight.  In fact, we just began shooting the second phase of the project on May 20, 2014.  Here are few samples from Ocean County, NJ.

Side Light
Side Light

Now that you have an understanding of what we are passionate about, we are asking you to help me share my work.  Please take a moment to consider my request for additional funding.  

This project has been all consuming for 18 months and we are finally glad to have a home for the selected images and thanks to you and your donation, this project will be seen and shared by many many people.

We have been asked to showcase our work "Hurricane Sandy: 91 Days, Countless Nights" in an upcoming art show this August for the Morris Arts Gallery in Morris, NJ. We had no idea that we were being considered and that our work would help to tell the destructive path that Hurricane  Sandy left behind two years ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier
Ocean Grove Fishing Pier

You are now supporting two initiatives.

This project has successfully funded the printing, framing, and production of the images for the show at the Morris Arts, which to my understanding has a working relationship with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The exhibit will run from late August, 2014 through February, 2015.

The second initiative allows us to sell the works, which will be on display from August, 2014 through February, 2015, to benefit a local community based charity. 

We are committed to donating 100% of any profits from the sale of the artwork from THIS SHOW ONLY to help Hurricane Sandy Victims in Manasquan, NJ.  To do so, we will be donating any monies raised to MANASQUAN M.O.V.E.

You can reach us at 91dayscountlessnightsproject@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Again, we thank you all for helping me to turn this project into a reality that will make a difference.

Thank you.

Kevin & Shannon

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Why back this project? What are the risks?
Honestly, this is a low risk project. All I need to do is submit photos for printing, select mattes, and pick out frames. The rest is up to the vendors to do the work.

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    You will receive a 1.5 hour guest lecture at your house, business, or location of your choice. At that time the entire collection will be on display and the artist will discuss the project, the inspiration and the technical details as to how the images are acquired and processed. Offer valid to Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ residents only and is good until August 1, 2015

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    You will receive a two hour night photography session with me as I continue shooting this project. The location, date and time are TBD. Transportation is NOT provided. You will also receive one 8X11 signed luster standout taken from that night's shoot. Your name or business will be printed as a "Participant" on the project website. Offer Valid until August 1, 2015.

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