In his latest video, Mirror City, filmmaker and photographer Michael Shainblum gives us a unique and beautiful perspective of the urban landscapes that we often take for granted. By running footage of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles through a constantly shifting kaleidoscope Shainblum transforms the mundane landscape of urban cities into a breathtaking sequence of sparkling lights.
Even traffic can’t help but look beautiful when it is shifted through Shainblum’s lenses. Watch the video below, which features music from Bassnectar. Read more about the project, and watch the video in HD on Vimeo. Hat tip to Colossal for the post, where you can also find some amazing screen captures from the film.