Then: As Superstorm Sandy churns toward New Jersey, a boy rides a rip stick down Montclair Ave. in Montclair, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012. Now: In sharp contrast to the foreboding skies a year ago, a woman rides her bike down the same street on a cloudless day a year later.

Sandy flashback: Retracing the superstorm via Instagram

(Photo: Ed Kashi / VII for NBC News)

When photojournalist Ed Kashi began his day covering the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, he never thought his first picture taken would be 100 yards away from his own house.

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