Powerful Photos Capture Chaotic Moments After East Village Blast

Nathan Blaney had just walked into the East Village bar Bull McCabe's on Friday when he heard the blast. The photographer, who shot the events of September 11 and says he hasn't left home without a camera since then, ran around the corner and right into the aftermath of a gas-related explosion that tore through the Sushi Park restaurant . Blaney then started taking photos. He told Mashable, "I was on scene about one minute post-explosion." "In those first moments, people were saying 'bomb' rather than 'gas explosion' but either way, I had a sense of what images I was looking for. As the scene evolved, I tried to document the events as they unfolded,"