Ben Baker, Manhattan’s Darkest Nights
Most of lower Manhattan remained without power for days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the evening of Monday, Oct. 29. The resulting darkness created an eerie atmosphere in the city famous for its constant lights. Photographer Ben Baker braved the unlit streets and made the rounds below 39th Street to document nightfall at its darkest in New York City.
Above: Lower Manhattan. October 31, 2012.
To see the full gallery of Manhattan’s Darkest Nights, visit The Daily Beast.
How do photographers shoot a blackout? By using whatever available light there is.
Photos: Scenes from the massive blackout in Southern California Thursday evening. Credit: Los Angeles Times
A massive power outage hit Souther California last night, and spread to western Arizona and even parts of Mexico.
UPDATE: Power has been restored to all 1.4 million customers in the San Diego region. Let there be light!