Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

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

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Antwerp

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Cairo

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Chicago

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

El Paso

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Hong Kong

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Houston

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

London

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Los Angeles

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Madrid

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Montreal

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Riyadh

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

São Paulo

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Seoul

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Tokyo

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Troy Hyde website
Troy Hyde on Behance [republicx]


Pinar is a writer for MyModernMet, where this article originally appeared. You can find her on Tumblr here.