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60 City Photo Series

From Abstract Urban Photography to Stunning Structural Captures

— August 12, 2014 — Art & Design
These city photo series show photographers playing tourist in cities, capturing the grit and beauty that comes with urban architecture and the lives that inhabit the city's structures.

While most major cities are crammed with people, there are times where it's possible to capture a lull in the action, as some of these creepy or apocalyptic captures prove. When people have cleared off the streets at night is also one of the most magical times to snap city photographs, since many buildings become lit up with vibrant neon colors. However, there are just as many daytime city photos that are equally as interesting, since there's always something in a city that will make it stand out, whether it's from the lively community or its iconic landmarks.
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Time-Lapsed European Capitals
Time-Lapsed European Capitals
Paris in Motion by Kirill Neiezhmakov Captures a Beautiful View
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Symmetrical Bustling Urban Portraits
Symmetrical Bustling Urban Portraits
'China in a Mirror' Sheds a new Light on the Chaotic City
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Terrible Traffic Time-Lapses
Terrible Traffic Time-Lapses
Rob Whitworth Ho Chi Minh City Video Reveals the Chaos of Asia
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Luxe Metropolis Clips
Luxe Metropolis Clips
The Dubai - City on the Move Video Tempts Travelers
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Symmetrical Skyscraper Photography
Symmetrical Skyscraper Photography
This New York City Photo Series is Psychedelically Dizzying
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City Constellation Photography
City Constellation Photography
'Cities at Night' Makes Cool Photography Useful
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Cinematic City Photography
Cinematic City Photography
Francke Bohbot Captures New York in Its Finest Minute
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Post-Industrial Wasteland Photography
Post-Industrial Wasteland Photography
Barry Cawston's 'Echoes of an Industrial Past' is Isolating
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Tantalizing Rooftop Terrace Shots
Tantalizing Rooftop Terrace Shots
The 'Up On the Roof' Collection Brings New York to New Heights
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Blurred Metropolis Photography
Blurred Metropolis Photography
This Urban Photography Series by Renato Cerisola Evokes Movement
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Urban Instagram Photo Journeys
Urban Instagram Photo Journeys
Ailine Liefeld Documents New York City in this Series
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Stunning Panoramic Photos
Stunning Panoramic Photos
Experience the 'London 80 Gigapixels' High-Resolution Virtual Tour
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African Atrocity Photography
African Atrocity Photography
This Conflict Photo Series is Raw and Sheds Light on a Serious Issue
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Inception-Inspired Cityscapes
Inception-Inspired Cityscapes
Sloan Creates Stunningly Surreal Monochromatic Photographs
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Abstract Urban Photography
Abstract Urban Photography
Photographer Vittorio Ciccarelli Captures Vibrant Blue Sky Scenes
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Electric Sleepless City Photography
Electric Sleepless City Photography
The 'Lights on Toronto' Series is a Beautiful Depiction
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Juxtaposing Era Photography
Juxtaposing Era Photography
This Then-and-Now Series Does the Opposite and Turns Decades Around
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Mesmerizing City Photography
Mesmerizing City Photography
The Doug Keyes 'Collective Memory' Project is a Real Doozie
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Unnaturally Starry Cityscapes
Unnaturally Starry Cityscapes
Thierry Cohen Darkened Cities Collection Eliminates Light Pollution
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Shrunken City Photography
Shrunken City Photography
Photographer Ben Thomas Skillfully Uses a Tilt-Shift Technique
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Aerial Urban Photography
Aerial Urban Photography
Photographer Tom Blachford Bird's Eye View Images are Stunning
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Aerial View Cityscape Dioramas
Aerial View Cityscape Dioramas
These Wooden Dioramas Depicts Aerial Views of Tall City Buildings
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Artistically Altered Urban Settings
Artistically Altered Urban Settings
The SpY Interventions Rearranges How We View Things
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Vibrant Abandoned Bicycle Photography
Vibrant Abandoned Bicycle Photography
These Photos Show the Eerie Nature of Abandoned Bicycles
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Dark Dystopic City Photography
Dark Dystopic City Photography
Van Smit Captures the Somber Side of a Glamorous Hong Kong
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Vignetted Industrial Artwork
Vignetted Industrial Artwork
The Julian Calverley 'Structure' Series is Breathtakingly Gritty
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Midnight Apocalypse Photography
Midnight Apocalypse Photography
Christophe Jacrot's 'New York in Black' Piece Displays a Bare City
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Contrasting Architecture Photography
Contrasting Architecture Photography
Whitewash by Nicholas Alan Cope Highlights Stark Silhouettes
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Floating Architecture Photography
Floating Architecture Photography
'The Silent Enigma' by Francisco Reina is Surreal
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Romantisized City Photography
Romantisized City Photography
'Milan is a Paradise' Showcases a Different Side to the City
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Stark Symmetrical Shoots
Stark Symmetrical Shoots
Kai Ziehl Captures the Beauty of Architecture in Urban Landscapes
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Stunning Aerial Crane Photographs
Stunning Aerial Crane Photographs
Wei Gensheng Captures the City of Shanghai Like Never Before
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Chromatic City Photography
Chromatic City Photography
Matthias Heiderich Captures a Colorful Berlin
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Transient Urbane Photography
Transient Urbane Photography
The Berlin Photo Series by Stephanie Jung is Experimental
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Stunning Structural Captures
Stunning Structural Captures
Gary Annett Photographs Regular Cities with Grand Elegance
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Vintage Commuter Photography
Vintage Commuter Photography
Richard Sadler Took Vintage Shots of Commuting New Yorkers
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Dreaded Disaster Photography
Dreaded Disaster Photography
This Disaster Photo Series Turns Our Nightmares into Reality
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Time-Lapse Urban Photography
Time-Lapse Urban Photography
Thomas Birke Hong Kong Photoshoot Captures the City's Vibrancy
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Silhouette City Photography
Silhouette City Photography
The Jasper James 'People and Places' Photo Shoot is Visually Dynamic
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Submerged City Photography
Submerged City Photography
Nickolay Lamm’s Disaster Photography Depicts a Scary Reality
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Eerie Apocalyptic Photography
Eerie Apocalyptic Photography
Michal Karcz's Series Depicts Dark and Abandoned Parallel Universes
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Monochromatic Landmark Photography
Monochromatic Landmark Photography
Photographer Gabriele Croppi Refocuses Classic Architecture
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Cramped Quarters Captures
Cramped Quarters Captures
Michael Wolf Photographs Living Spaces in Hong Kong to Adress the Issues
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Slanted Urban Photography
Slanted Urban Photography
The 'Tilt' Series Portrays a Skewed Vision of New York City
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Concrete Framed Residences
Concrete Framed Residences
Apollo Architects Designed a Cost-Efficient Concrete Home
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Cramped City Photography
Cramped City Photography
This Megacity Photo Series is Fascinating and Dizzying
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Abandoned City Photography
Abandoned City Photography
The Instance of Latency Photoseries by Sebastien Tixier
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Soaring Cityscape Photography
Soaring Cityscape Photography
Alisdair Miller Takes Urban Photo Shoots to Whole New Heights
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Blackout Storm Photography
Blackout Storm Photography
Iwan Baan Captures New York After the Storm in This Stiking Series
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Reflective Urban Photography
Reflective Urban Photography
The Akos Major 'Cityscapes' Series is Well-Traveled
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Personified Landmark Photography
Personified Landmark Photography
Body Painted Models Blend into NYC's Urban Backdrop
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Raw City Photography
Raw City Photography
In L.A. Crash Mirko Martin Shows All Sides of the West Hollywood City
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Deserted Desert City Photography
Deserted Desert City Photography
Abandoned by Richard Allenby-Pratt Imagines a Future Saudi Arabia
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Post-Apocalyptic Photography
Post-Apocalyptic Photography
Chris Luckhardt Captures Eerie Photos of Urban Exploration
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Creepy Then-and-Now Collages
Creepy Then-and-Now Collages
Detroit Urbex Blends Vintage Captures with Present Day Shots
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Storm Destruction Photography
Storm Destruction Photography
These Beginner Hurricane Sandy Photos Are Devastating
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Corrupt City Photography
Corrupt City Photography
Joao Pina Documents All Sides of Rio de Janeiro
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Gritty City Photography
Gritty City Photography
Alain Levitt Captures Street Life in NYC
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Gritty Urban Photography
Gritty Urban Photography
Greg Bojorquez Captures Los Angeles Street Life
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