Currently based out of Paris, France, Thierry Cohen is considered a pioneer in digital photography and technique since beginning his career in the mid-1980’s. In Cohen’s newest series, “Darkened Cities”, he photographs cityscapes to reveal the night sky that is impossible to see due to modern light pollution. The truth is…these images are actually unattainable and do not exist.
Cohen traveled to remote rural locations (the Atacama, the Mojave Desert, the Western Sahara) that precisely shared the same latitude as the cities that he selected for his series to take photos of the clear night sky. He, then, superimposed the stars with their respective darkened cityscapes in order to get the most accurate image of what the night sky would look like.