Neglected in the immense coverage of Superstorm Sandy was the devastating effect the physical loss had on the mental state of the victims. Despite the beautification of the Rockaway’s ocean vistas, many of the Rockaways residents will never look at the ocean in the same way. Over seven months I have documented the angst and emotional turmoil of James ‘Frank the Fish” Culleton. As one of Rockaway’s few remaining commercial fishermen, his relationship with the water is unique. It is at best a tenuous balance of reciprocity.