Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović of Skyglow Project are known for their captivating timelapse projects. In their latest video named SKYGLOW: NYC, they have tried something new. In honor of the Dark Sky Week, they created a timelapse that imagines what New York City would look like with starry skies, without light pollution.
The Skyglow Project took filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović on a journey covering more than 150,000 miles. Their goal is to highlight the issue of light pollution. Dark skies around our planet are disappearing, and the truly dark skies are very few and far between. More than just the photographic opportunities, dark skies play a vital role in the planet’s ecosystem, too.
After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, which became the fourth highest earning Photobook campaign ever, Harun and Gavin begun their three year quest. They shot over three million photos of some of the world’s most amazing sights. From the active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to Alberta’s Northern Lights, we are taken on an amazing visual journey.
Day after day, observatories around the world hunt for extraterrestrial life. While many use telescopes to seek out visual-based evidence, there are still a select few that utilize radio astronomy, a subfield of astronomy that listens into the frequencies spit onto Earth from the last frontier.
Three of these radio astronomy facilities were captured by astrophotographers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan to create SKYGLOW: DISHDANCE, a mesmerizing time-lapse that not only captures mesmerizing imagery, but explores the effects and dangers of urban light pollution on our night sky.