Blog Love: Downtown From Behind (12 photos)


Downtown From Behind is one of those photo projects you instantly fall in love with. Faceless New Yorkers ride their bikes through the streets of lower Manhattan. Doesn't seem glamorous but, strangely, it is. The photographs are taken by Bridget Fleming who moved to the Lower East Side from Australia in 2008. She hopes to capture "the heartbeat of New York" through the city's most creative residents - writers, designers, chefs, models, musicians, entrepreneurs and actors.

In a style reminiscent of the Sartorialist, Downtown From Behind photos have that same, sleek look even though they feel somewhat natural.

“It’s a nonportrait portrait,” Ms. Fleming said. “The shots are composed as if the biker has center stage, but the street and the whole collection are the stars.”












Downtown From Behind's website

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Comment by Liz Pagan on February 10, 2011 at 5:22pm
How very good looking these people are! Where are the regular folks!
Comment by Михаил on February 9, 2011 at 10:28am
класс...
Comment by fouchard jean pierre on February 7, 2011 at 10:02pm
:: MANHATTAN sud mon coeur pince...je suis toujours amoureux de NEW YORK....
Comment by jacinto elá eyene on February 4, 2011 at 6:00pm
tHIS is beautiful!!!!! real life!!
Comment by Stephanie Trow on February 1, 2011 at 7:47pm
These are really fun to look at. It is amazing how photos from behind always seem to capture the moment better than ones taken face-on.
Comment by Thomas Montblanc on January 31, 2011 at 2:51pm
great shots! more of them!
Comment by Kevin Chung on January 29, 2011 at 2:34pm
Love it!
Comment by Annie on January 29, 2011 at 9:59am
lol! love the last one =P
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