Mirror CIty: A Photographic Kaleidoscope of Abstract Urban Landscapes

Posted on by Lauren Moss

Photography, time lapse and dynamic urban landscapes come together in these beautiful portrayals of cities and skylines, as seen from new and unexpected perspectives.

  Photography + Timelapse: Mirrored skylines of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Vegas and L.A.

Mirror City, a film by Michael Shainblum, is an exploration of space, movement and scale through innovative photography highlighting the vibrant displays of color and geometric forms of city streets.

 multi-dimensional urban landscapes: Mirror City on vimeo

View the resulting vibrant and twisting  displays of color, form and space below or at Vimeo.

From the creator on taking 'timelapse photography into a more abstract direction.'

Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles ... I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. 
The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.  (via)

 Mirrored street scene:  timelapse animation

Learn more and find additional links at Shainblum's website, and while there, take a look at his beautiful photography, as well as other films.