Mystifying light drawings of New York in the 1970’s (14 Photos)

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In the 1970's, artist and photographer Eric Staller experimented with long exposures on his Nikon 35mm film camera. Roaming the streets of New York with Christmas lights and 4th of July sparklers, he created these stunning photographs that would "articulate the particular choreography or architecture of light". Leaving the camera lens open for several minutes, Staller would move about urban spaces, outlining cars and stairways to capture these mystifying photos.

Check out more of Eric Staller’s work here.

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  • boob_cuddle

    Better than html codes found in real life.

    • AMA


  • crustybubblechunks

    #12 Kind of reminds me of the wormholes in Donnie Darko

    • Marc

      Havok's plasma blasts from X-Men. Comic Book Geek mentality till the day I die haha

  • czcz

    What the shit is this?

    • S_Giacomazzi

      Read the title dipshit

  • MaryKayKayKay

    #1 and #2 ended up being album covers-" Games" by Synergy and "City of Fear" by FM. Only check them out if you like electronic music from the 70's and obscure Canadian synthrock.

    • Yeah

      So…nobody should check this out. Is that what you're saying?

  • 6_Crack_rocks

    #2 is awesome. all of them are really cool especially with this being done in the 70s before computers and photo shop

  • Rob

    @mustang seems to have a boner for Tesla

  • @nickinwarcal

    Rob Schneider is… a light!

  • twoedges

    berry kewl, ahead of his time

  • tjo55555

    Very cool

  • amrith777


  • Vty

    HOW TO DO THAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Canucks_Rule

    #3 – feel like i'm on acid.

    bc chivers/chivettes. –>

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  • دردشة عراقنا

    thank u

  • شات عراقنا

    very nice

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