By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Perched on his vantage point above twinkling cities, photographer Jakob Wagner can spend hours looking for the right spot to capture photos for his stunning 'nightscapes' series.
But when he has found the perfect view, he sets up his tripod and takes a time-lapse snap of the vast scene stretching out in front of him.
The German photographer has travelled all over the world photographing landscapes in South Africa, China, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, France, Italy and many more locations.
Mr Wagner has been producing art work since he was just a child. He said: 'At 12 I started to draw and a year later I discovered graffiti, I started with nightly, illegal lettering in urban areas and improved my graffiti skills to large scale commissions.
'I bought a camera for my work and my friends to be documented as a graffiti artist. I quickly realised what great potential the photography had and I started to use it as an independent artistic medium to use.
'At 16 I was then beginning to realise that I wanted to be a photographer. During a long period of experimenting I found that with long exposure at night, things you can not see with the naked eye. could be visualised. That fascinated me and I started my 'Nightscapes' series.
He added: 'I think the most important thing is to match the right spot at the right time! I was lucky to work as assistant for a few renowned photographers while they were working all around the globe.'
Mr Wagner plans to start a new series of aerial photographs, shot from a hot-air balloon: 'At the moment I'm doing the post production of a new series. It will be a collection of very different aerial-shots from all over the world.
'Besides that I'm currently looking for suitable possibilities to exhibit my recent projects and I'm working on two new photo projects but for now it is too early to talk about detail.'