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Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

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Lightscapes is an experimental work by London-based designer Troy Hyde that takes satellite images of some of the most lively cities in the world and transforms them into flickering animated images. The series takes an extremely zoomed out look at these landscapes at night that are spectacularly lined and illuminated by lights.

Much like someone on earth looking up at the night sky to admire the twinkling stars, this collection reverses the perspective of the viewer as though they are in the sky looking down at the sparkling dance of manmade lights on our planet. Each flicker seems to signify a sense of life and movement.

The artist says, “The impact of human industry is visible; the work captures a contemporary, transient vision of earth which is different from it’s past and will inevitably change. The work engages with the issue of light pollution, but is intended to be observational, encouraging the viewer to experience the beauty of the lightscape simultaneously with the uncomfortable recognition of the uncertainty of the future.”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp, Belgium

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

London, England

London, England

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Tokyo Bay, Japan

Tokyo Bay, Japan

Troy Hyde website
Troy Hyde on Behance
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Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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