downtownfrombehind (DFB) is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in New York City.

The result is an environmental portrait for each street and subject with a goal to highlight a set of individuals, emerging and established, each uniquely contributing; culturally, socially and physically, to make this part of the city what it is today.

The project has been widely covered in the press, from New York Times, Huffington Post, Coolhunting, Vogue, Nylon Magazine and many blogs (thankyou).

Subjects photographed to date include industrial designers, architects, creative directors, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, artists and academics.


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EAST BROADWAY, Naveen Selvadurai, Founder of foursquare for Downtownfrombehind.

Naveen Selvadurai (with Dennis Crowley) created foursquare in their East Village apartment back in 2009. By 2010 it had more than 10 million users. A typical day at foursquare is around 3 million check-ins (Saturday being the busiest day of the week), with about 600 million checkins overall. Busy. 

Naveen, New York, NY.  Days Out - 963. Check Ins - 3,589. Things Done - 928.  



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