24h.

Paolo Fusco – Fiori 24h
Artist’s statement: “Hardly anything is open 24h in Rome: a few bars, a few stores, self service gas stations and flower kiosks, a lot of flower kiosks. You can find them everywhere in the city and they never close. They never close. Their presence has always fascinated me, they seem like sentinels in the quiet roman night, small lighthouses populated by half-asleep immigrant workers. The photos were taken while wondering through the city in search of these islands of light and flowers.”

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City skies.

San Francisco

Paris

Tokyo

Los Angeles

Hong Kong

Rio de Janeiro

New York City

Thierry Cohen photographs cities and deserts at night, then combines the two to show what cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced; they are photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. New York would be terrifying but majestic with no lights. Check out those stars!