East Village-based photographer John Marshall Mantel told us about his new project — "The History of the World."
And what does this entail?
"My plan is to walk up and down every street in the entire world, photographing interesting things along the way. When I am done, I will have completed a history of the world. So far, I mostly have been shooting in the East Village and Lower East Side."
He figures it will take 30 years to complete.
Here are a few of his East Village photos at the beginning of his journey...
You can find his Tumblr here
[All photos by John Marshall Mantel]