Darkened Cities: Urban Skylines Minus Light Pollution



Darkened Cities: Urban Skylines Minus Light Pollution

Post by Steph, filed beneath Photography & Video in the Ar2rk class.


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What would your city seem like if it went entirely dark? Words like majestic, awe-inspiring and magical come to mind – not as descriptions for the cities themselves, but how some of their most iconic architecture would seem as black silhouettes against the brilliant starry skies of remote spots. Artist Thierry Cohen provides us an thought of just who amazing these visuals would be in his series, ‘Darkened Cities.’


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Cohen doesn’t just superimpose random photographs of the evening sky behind every skyline – the imagery is in fact what the sky would look like in each and every of individuals precise locations. Utilizing techniques pioneered by early 19th century photographers, Cohen 1st requires photos of each place, isolating and darkening the cities themselves, before adding in the sky.


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Taking note of the exact latitude, longitude and angle of each city, the artist tracks the earth’s rotation to capture the sky in a spot in which light pollution doesn’t impact the clarity of the stars, like the Mohave desert.


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Pictured right here, in purchase of look, are Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and New York. See far more at Thierry Cohen’s website.