Artist and professor Courtney Johnson uses a technique called "cliché-verre" to create her incredible cityscapes. It requires painting the scene on glass, then scanning and printing the work on photo paper, making a faux-photograph of sorts.
“Historically employed during times of change, cliché-verre serves as a bridge between the past and the future as we transition into the digital era, and also as we move from the era of landscape to the cityscape,” she writes. “The images in this series depict characters in our new global mythological system: cities.”
The entire Glass Cities collection, including cities from San Francisco (shown above) to Kuala Lumpur, is gorgeous. Check it out on Flavorwire. Link