37-year-old MATT GREEN sets goals for himself. Traveling on his own two legs he walked across the United States from Rockaway Beach NY to Rockaway Beach, Oregon some years ago.
The latest quest for this ex-civil engineer, was to get off his duff, give up his apartment, get rid of most possessions, and walk every block and street in New York City. He now couch-surfs across the boroughs and lives on about $15 a day – no small challenge in the Big Apple.
MATT GREEN is also a better-than-average photographer. He has an eye for New York’s idiosyncrasies, both its beauty and ugliness, curiosities and national landmarks.
“At its core, my walk is an oxymoron: an exhaustive journey through an inexhaustible city. Instead of seeing a million places for just a minute each, I’m going to spend a million minutes exploring just one place.” – MATT GREEN
“The World Before Your Feet” is about Matt Green and his walkathon in New York. It played recently in TORONTO at Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, and may turn up elsewhere soon.
I came across Matt’s website in March, 2012. Since then he’s added a multitude of new photos, maps, and commentary. Join Matt’s walk (a work in progress) at http://www.imjustwalkin.com