For millennia people have been adding their artistic touches to everything from cave walls to concrete sidewalks. Now, thanks to French artist Thomas Lamadieu, city skylines are being filled with art too. Lamadieu’s series, SkyArt, takes inspiration from the narrow open spaces between urban rooftops, turning claustrophobia-inducing surroundings into works of art; why not make the most of those cost-less geometric gaps, eh? Armed with a camera, a fisheye lens, and with the sky as his (never-ending) canvas, Lamadieu fills his photographs with original illustrations incorporating the sky’s natural colour.
City tour guides all over the world will entertain you with stories of their area, both past and present, but don’t forget to take a minute on their tours to look up and see what kind of “sky art” exists, whether it’s in London, Paris, Sydney, San Francisco, or Tokyo. The possibilities are endless. Below are some examples of Lamadieu’s work: we’ve labelled certain skylines but see if you can figure out where the others are located.