This animation of New York at night is made from 3,454 oil paintings

Lonely city is viewed from the back of a cab

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The Independent Culture

Artist Zachary Johnson carefully sequenced thousands of oil paintings to create a flickering night-time journey through New York City.

The technique proves very effective in summing up late night booze-soaked taxi rides through the city limits, with bridge arches, billboards and the city's many lights dancing by.

The animation serves as the music video for The Sea The Sea's track "Waiting" and must have taken many hours to make, with 3,454 oil paintings on paper being created, each to contribute just a single frame.

Zachary moved to New York when he was eighteen "to become a failed actor", and after succeeding in this venture, "started wandering around the lonely city and drawing it".

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