Sometimes, walking around, surrounded by the city spectacle, I forget what a full night sky looks like. It takes a keen mind and a diligent eye to remember they’re up there. That, or frequenting somewhere much less light polluted. I guess that’s why I’m drawn to Thierry Cohen’s project, Darkened Cities. I really love his idea – by stripping light from cities he actually makes the sky shine. A vivid view into your normally obscured night: the buildings, hanging there, less brilliant, sit irrelevant against the large universe. It reminds me of how little we are. In a good way.
Check out a few of the Holiday Matinee skylines – sans lights – below. Then, check out the rest on his website.
Because what good are stars if you don’t even take the time to appreciate they’re up there?