Shortly before hurricane Matthew hit the low country of South Carolina, I spent an idyllic two weeks at Surfside Beach. The weather was perfect, the light spectacular, and I spent hours on the beach with a camera in hand, sometimes my Canon 5D Mark iii, or my ancient Canon AE1, and always my iPhone.
The images I made show a typical slice of beach life. No one was worried about of even talking about the arrival of Matthew. It was beach business as usual. But life and landscape can change quickly when a hurricane blows through a community. Unwittingly, I caught the beach before Matthew and recorded those last few days before everything changed.