5:48 PM, November 5th, 2012


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.

Reblogged from Picture Dept
2:51 PM, July 31st, 2012

Photos of the blackout in northern India, where more than 600 million people are without power. 

8:10 AM, September 9th, 2011


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!

Reblogged from Los Angeles Times
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