Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. He was in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit and below shares his thoughts and images from the storm.

Following the storm, a blackout hit all of downtown Manhattan– the last time this happened was over 10 years ago–a truly unforgettable and surreal experience. The Flat Iron building in a lighting that probably won’t be seen for another decade.

New Yorkers enjoying the predicament.

The blackout was a great opportunity for graffiti artists to basically go nuts all over the city.

Closed-off subways, lit by generators, and the workers below trying to pump out the water-filled tunnels

Using generators, the street meat vendors probably hit record sales.

A single person on a normally busy street

Guiding traffic through normally busy but orderly intersections.

From Manhattan to Brooklyn, which never lost power.

This chair was safe.

This house was not tied down as well as the chair.

Entire homes in Redhook were destroyed.

The MTA opened up the J train being the only way to the city.

When the lights go out, the typical ambiance of lower Manhattan switches 180 degrees into a dark and quiet place.

-Daniel Zvereff

To learn more about Daniel and see more of his work, please visit his website.