Dennis Duinker’s Photo Tricks Create Streaks of Light, Giving Motion to Cityscapes

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Normally when a camera captures a cityscape, the image is lifeless, which is the total opposite vibe of a city. Packed with people, cities have a boundless pulse of energy and life. Dutch photographer Dennis Duinker captures this vitality beautifully with his dynamic techniques. For his Skylights series, he uses a slow shutter speed with a vertical pan to capture light traces in the air, creating a lovely, vibrant graphic pattern. He connects the dots in his black and white Skylines series of Rotterdam landscapes, unveiling a geometric puzzle in the sky above the towering architecture. Using a motion blur, he brings the city up to speed with an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines.