I love cities. Pretty much every trip I’ve ever taken was, essentially, a trip to experience a new city. I subscribe to the idea of exalting the urban archipelago.
If you combine an obsession with cities with the idea of having it all to yourself, you get amazing “empty L.A.” shots by Matt Logue, like this one:
It’s a crazy photo manip (according to a profile in the L.A. Times), but I can’t decide if taking the people out makes it seem like the sequel to I Am Legend, or the best version of L.A. ever. Jury’s still out.
Evidently, empty city photography is kind of a thing, but it’s new to me. Which is why I’m also flipping through Tokyo Nobody’s site (which somehow is less compelling to me than an empty L.A).
It can’t help but remind me of another urban-obsessed artist that I love, and who I included in my manifesto about why I’m doing this site:
(Tip of the nib to Booooooom for the Matt Logue story and more empty L.A. shots here, and to the New York Times for the Hopper visual and interesting back-story on Hopper as a person.)