a city thing, you see. Brooklyn essay about computer animation Bridge, Darkened Cities, the Brooklyn Bridge stands starkly against a sea of stars. Modern lighting provides a level of light pollution so high that looking into the urban sky is like looking past bright headlights while driving. Darkened Cities presents both what weve gained and what we've lost. Cohen hasn't simply shown us the skies that we're missing, by the way. The sky photo was captured in Malta, Mont. He shows, in other words, not a fantasy sky as it might be dreamt, but a real one as it should be seen. I am showing you the missing stars, says Cohen.
Full Story, hong Kong on Water by Night, Darkened Cities. It may come to it that we can never properly see the sky again.
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The dark urban landscapes and vibrant constellations are composites of two imagesone of the city and one of the sky. Full Story, sao Paulo, Darkened Cities. I am bringing back the silence. Hong Kong by Night, Darkened Cities. Notice how dead his cities look, under the fireworks display above? By travelling to places free from light pollution but situated on precisely the same latitude as his cities (and by pointing his camera at the same angle in each case he obtains skies which, as the world rotates about its axis, are the very ones. The 'city that never sleeps' is made up of millions of individuals breaking natural cycles of work and repose. The reason is simplicity itself. Too far, too big, too old, to be affected by anything that puny man could.