Throughout my travels I’ve had the opportunity to visit or at least venture through different cities. I’ve walked throughout Manhattan, all the way from downtown to uptown. I’ve driven through Atlanta, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Omaha, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Kansas City, Memphis, Birmingham, and so many more cities.
But, I never imagined what a city would look like empty.
Could you imagine a city without people? An eerie post-apocalyptic vision of a city, except without any destruction or trash. Clean empty cities with no presence of human life except for the creativity of architecture and design. Nothing is in motion, except the wind and the changes of the environment such as lighting and shadows casted by the sun playing with buildings.
Well, in this riveting new timelapse series called Empty America, Ross Ching shows us his vision of empty American cities. The first video shows us what San Francisco would look like if nobody existed, and the timelapse work is beautiful. It’s an eerie beautiful quality that allows you to reflect on the life of the city; imagine the buildings are characters in a story waiting to be told.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how on earth he was able to make the cities appear so desolate? Well the secret is post-production. The power of erasing is what led to this eerie, yet alluring, timelapse videos of empty American cities.
Stay tuned for more Empty American cities in this ingenious new timelapse series, Empty America
Empty America: San Francisco
Empty America: Seattle
Empty America: New York
Empty America: Washington, DC
Making a Vision Become a Reality