Magnificent Mirror Symmetry Long Exposures of Nighttime Japan

Tokyo, Japan-based photographer Shinichi Higashi takes long exposures to exciting new heights with his series Graffiti of Speed/Mirror Symmetry. While his colorful light trails seem incredibly futuristic set against Japan’s modern architecture, it’s the masterful merging of two identical images that makes this series so compelling.

While it’s not immediately clear that Higashi has flipped a photo and then merged it, after a few seconds, you start to notice the small details, like the exact placement of the buildings or the rushing cars.

Also make sure to check out his set Tokyo Nocturne to see some bright and colorful photos of Tokyo at night. (Especially love this panning night train shot.)








Shinichi Hagashi’s Flickr






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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