While this all might look familiar because of some clever advertising from Sprint a few years ago, Eric Stallerís electrifying long-exposure shots of New York City that included sparklers and Christmas lights is still a beautiful collection of photographs worthy of a second, or even a third, viewing.
Eric Staller knows how to light up the streets of New York. In the 1970s, the San Francisco-based photographer painted the city alive at night with the help of his "magic wand" - a July 4th sparkler. "My art is really all about play," Staller told the Daily News. "I love light because it's elusive and ephemeral. I can make something appear and disappear." After spending the better part of evenings "dancing the night away" at clubs like Studio 54, Staller would wander the streets of the Big Apple with a 35mm Nikon camera, Christmas lights and sparklers to create the dramatic time-exposure photographs.