Photographer and timelapse producer Geoff Tompkinson is one of the leading names in timelapse photography. He’s acquired an impressive list of big name clients – BBC, Bloomberg, and National Geographic to name-drop a few, a great deal of media coverage, and an amazing portfolio to boot, travelling the world to shoot his footages anywhere from Istanbul to Chicago.
But as extraordinary as his videos are, we are loving his latest work, “New York Noir” even more. In this short movie, Tompkinson employs a technique called hyperlapse, which is essentially a form of timelapse photography in which the camera’s position is changed between exposures, adding a sense of movement for the spectator. He’s also color treated several different elements in this otherwise black and white rendering, giving it a cooler, tougher look (think Sin City).
“New York Noir” is an exciting journey through the streets of New York City, a beautiful short that is as dark yet as stirring as the city it aims to encapsulate. A far cry from all the other timelapse videos out there, it is possibly Tompkinson’s best work yet. Watch its entirety after the jump.
For more of Tompkinson’s amazing timelapse and hyperlapse videos, check out his website or his Vimeo page. He also holds workshops for those who want to uncover and learn his techniques, check out his workshop listings here.