Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen
Artist Thierry Cohen photographs the world’s major cities, seeking out views that resonate for him and noting the precise time, angle, and latitude and longitude of his exposure.
In Thierry Cohen’s series, Darkened Cities, we think we see bright night skies over cities. Very traditional, very poetical. Actually, what we’re seeing is the opposite. These skies are an indictment and a lament. These are the skies that we don’t see. They are also extremely clever photography, in which highly skilled execution provides rich layers of meaning.
This is a very powerful treatment. It is laborious in the extreme. To find places with the right degree of atmospheric clarity, Cohen has to go – always on the latitudes of our cities – into the wild places of the earth, the Atacama, the Mojave, the northern wastes of Mongolia. Who among us beyond a handful of professional astronomers would know if Cohen cut the odd corner by finding a good sky not quite so remote? But photography has always had a very tight relationship to reality. A good sky is not the right sky. And the right sky in each case has a huge emotional effect.
Coffee porn. (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)
Needing this on a monday morning!!
Wake me up when September ends #vscocam #vsco #shanghai #zaishanghai #September (at 上海外灘 the Bund , Shanghai)
The only people up at 3 am are in love, lonely, drunk, or all three.
Street graffiti #graffiti #shanghai #zaishanghai #vscocam #vsco (at M50创意园)
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A painting from “wait a moment”,130,000 rmb….
Art is interesting, but can not afford …. (at Cachet Boutique Shanghai)
Graffiti @ M50 #shanghai #zaishanghai #vsco #vscocam #graffiti (at M50创意园)
Panda waiting #vsco #vscocam #vscocam #shanghai #zaishanghai #panda (at 上海静安区)
Been taken to an exhibition which name is “wait a moment” today,hmmm,art is interesting #shanghai #zaishanghai #exhibition #art (at Cachet Boutique Shanghai)