Friday, December 28, 2012

Photography: Darkened Cities

"Villes eteintes" ("Darkened Cities") by Thierry Cohen
 San Francisco 37° 48′ 30” N 2010-10-9 Lst 20:58

Have you ever wondered what the night sky might look like without the light pollution of the city? Parisian photographer Thierry Cohen did.  He traveled to regions of the world with little to no light pollution along the same axis as some of the biggest cities on the planet.  He then superimposed the the silhouettes of existing cityscapes on top of the starfields he's captured to re-imagine what each city might look like without electricity.  The results are stunning.

Villes Eteintes was exhibited in Paris from November 8th through November 22nd at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff.    If you like the photos, you mights also be interested in Caspar V's thematically similar Dark City.

New York 40° 42′ 16” N 2010-10-9 Lst 3:40

Ground Zero 40° 42′ 43” N 2010-10-14 Lst 3:42

New York 40° 46′ 38” N 2010-10-10 Lst 20:28

Shanghai 31° 13′ 27” N 2012-03-20 LST 13:57

São Paulo 23° 33′ 22” S 2011-06-05 Lst 11:44

Los Angeles 34° 03′ 20” N 2010-10-09 Lst 21:50

1 comment:

  1. Since he was in LA, he should have gone to Hollywood to see lots of stars.


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