Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen

Thierry Cohen is seen as one of the pioneers of digital photography. Since 2010 he has devoted himself to a single project – “Villes Eteintes” (Darkened Cities) – which depicts the major cities of the world as they would appear at night without light pollution, or in more poetic terms: how they would look if we could see the stars. (via BD)

To make the work he combines two photographs, one with the retouched night city and second with the sky in a same angle of the cityscape and latitude just where it is possible to see the stars like the Mojave, the Sahara, and the Atacama Desert.