WHEN YNON LAN VISITED New York for the first time, he decided to take a lot of pictures. He then took the hundreds of still images which captured four common sights from around the city — yellow cabs, people walking somewhere in a hurry, Starbucks signs, and brownstones — and spliced them all together to look like moving images.

The result is incredible: Lan’s video manages to capture the incredible diversity of New York City while simultaneously capturing the common elements that tie the city together as a whole. Give the video a watch — it’s only one minute long — and check out Lan’s other work here.