Exploding Fireworks Streak Atop Iconic Space Needle


Anyone who has ever attempted to photograph fireworks knows that this is no easy task. Seattle-based photographer Michael Holden is one of those talented artists who has mastered the technique of capturing gorgeous streaks of light as they burst across the sky.

To ring in the new year just a few days ago, Seattle hosted a fireworks display atop the iconic Space Needle landmark. Holden’s series of images features the celebratory smattering of colors and explosions that lit up the night sky in the very first moments of 2013. He says, “I make photographs that capture the essence of a particular place, a special moment in time, as you might see in a dream, or how you might remember it decades from now.” He certainly documented the first seven minutes of 2013 in this exceptionally stunning and memorable collection of photographs.

Built in 1962, the Space Needle has stood in Seattle for 50 years, and this entertaining fireworks tradition, which began in 1992, has been taking place for three decades.







Michael Holden’s website
via [Ian Brooks]




November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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