Lush, dark photos of cities without light pollution
Thierry Cohen is a Paris-based photographer. In his series, Darkened Cities he has created images which display what the world’s largest cities would look like if their lights were expunged and the stars above could be easily seen. Cohen’s technique is pretty precise—after photographing a city, he goes to a location of the same latitude to take a shot of a clear sky, and then superimposes the two.
Cohen’s photos are lush, dark and oddly romantic. There’s something slightly dystopic in the way that his cities, seething in blackness, are framed by careering, explosive skies. Check out the gallery above to see more of Cohen’s work.Image credit: Thierry Cohen, courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff