Bright Lights, Big Cities

What happens if you want both the city and the stars? Thierry Cohen aims to give us just that. The French photographer combines images of city scenes, altered to eliminate light pollution, with night skies from less-populated locations of the same latitude; imagine Paris with the stars of northern Montana, Hong Kong with the sky of the Western Sahara, or New York City with a view of the Milky Way from the Mojave desert. Or, see for yourself—with these starry composite images, Cohen has done the legwork for you.

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