Darkened Cities

Paris

As much as I love my city and never ever take its beauty for granted, I can’t say the same for the natural environment that surrounds me – ie. the sky or the water or the air for that matter. When you live in a city you feel so immersed in it, you forget that there’s really anything else out there.

Paris born photographer records what is lost to modern
 urban dwellers. Looking at these made me think about how small we all are – even within these teeming Metropolises.

I won’t pretend to understand exactly how he does it but Cohen uses similar methodologies 
employed by early 19th century photographers. He uses a combination of exposures and tracks the earth’s rotation to places of atmospheric clarity like the Mojave, the Sahara, and
 the Atacama desert.  Isn’t the depiction of Rio de Janeiro insane – spooky yet beautiful at once?! [hover over images to see their captions]

See more photographs here.

RioDeJaniero

Hong-Kong

LosAngeles

Shanghai

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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

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