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.


Additional pages

Find me on...

Posts I like

More liked posts

Tag Results

1 post tagged Levi


CANAL STREET, Monica Nelson, Graphic Designer / Art Director for Downtownfrombehind.

Monica has already had somewhat of an enviable career run. Directly out of Pratt Institute Brooklyn, she landed her first job at Urban Outfitters as a Graphic Designer working on their catalogs and a handful of one-shot special editions collaborating with some of her favorite photographers including Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Harmony Korine and Martin Parr. Some eighteen months later, (and just when she thought she could set up home in NYC), she’s all packed up and on her way to the west coast. She starts at Wieden + Kennedy this summer as an Art Director. And somewhere in between packing her apartment in Philly (where Urban’s headquarters reside) and moving her life to Portland Oregan, she is art directing a new contemporary gardening publication, Wilder Quarterly. Launching September 2011, this pumped up book is packed with lifestyle photography, ‘gardening porn’, and editorial content featuring interesting and innovative ideas across the horticultural continuum. And, no denying the movement, gardening is cool. DFB.

Loading posts...