Incredibly Breathtaking Global Nightscapes

Seoul, South Korea, 2011

It's not often that we come across a well-traveled photographer that has taken so many spectacular shots of different cityscapes. What's even more impressive is that Polish-born Martin Stavars was born in 1981. Each of his shots are remarkably breathtaking, as he makes each city shine and puts all the spotlight on their unique, dynamic personalities.

“Lately, my interests widened to cityscapes, where I pursue qualities characteristic to nature – harmony and peace,” explains Stavars. “As it is getting harder to find traits like that in our more and more hectic world, while taking pictures in the biggest European cities I had to develop the most important virtue of a photographer – patience. That is one of the reasons why there are usually no people (or only their silhouettes) on most of my photographs.

“Whereas taking pictures with the main focus on a person involves emotions that are relatively easy to define, depicting an empty street or portraying pulsing nature usually requires qualitatively different feelings that have to fill in for the missing elements, thus making such photograph something more than a simple document.”


Seoul, South Korea, 2011


Busan, South Korea


Incheon, South Korea, 2011


Shanghai, China, 2010


Shanghai, China, 2010


Chongqing, China, 2012


Chongqing, China, 2012


Hong Kong, 2009


Hong Kong, 2009


Tokyo, Japan, 2010


Tokyo, Japan, 2010


Singapore, 2010


Singapore, 2010


Dubai, UAE, 2010


London, UK, 2010


Paris, France, 2010


Montreal, Canada, 2011


Toronto, Canada, 2011

Martin Stavars' website

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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