American artist Eric Staller used a film camera, sparklers and Christmas lights to help us see urban spaces in new and enchanting ways.

These images were taken by American artist Eric Staller during the 1970s. Using the streets of New York as his playground, at night he used a Nikon 35mm film camera, some sparklers and Christmas lights to create these mesmerizing light paintings. According to My Modern Met, he would position his camera on a tripod and leave the lens open for several minutes as he moved around outlining streets, cars, steps and statues to help us see the urban spaces in new and enchanting ways. Click through to see some examples of his light paintings:

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