Culturemodo: NYC Unplugged Makes Sandy’s Aftermath Look Beautiful

Culturemodo: NYC Unplugged Makes Sandy’s Aftermath Look Beautiful

Much of New York City is still suffering huge power outages, meaning users are scrounging for juice to keep food fresh and gadgets alive. It’s not all bad though. The massive outage from Sandy has given way to some of the best photos I have ever seen of the Big Apple in this series dubbed “NYC Unplugged”.

Snapped just hours ago and uploaded to Facebook, NYC Unplugged is Randy Scott Slavin’s look at a powerful city plunged into darkness.

He writes of his digital exhibit:

New York City is always bright. Street lights, business marquees, light from apartments and car headlights merge to light every corner of the city streets, even on the darkest nights. It is the night after NYC was decimated by Hurricane Sandy, downtown NYC is in the midst of a power outage that has plunged it into complete darkness. I felt the call to hit the eerily dark streets and show New York as it is rarely seen. Trekking around with my tripod I was able to get the long exposures necessary to see in the dark.

The result of all this is a sprawling, brown landscape that features creepy buildings and scattered light trails. It’s really amazing viewing. [NYC Unplugged via BoingBoing]