The subject of empty buildings has long fascinated photographers and urbanists alike. In their haunting "Silent World" photography series, Paris-based artists Lucie and Simon have effectively taken that idea and turned it on its head, leaving the architecture in place but nixing the people from normally crowded urban landscapes such as Paris and Beijing. Curbed NY has a few shots of Lucie and Simon's take on Manhattan, and the blog Atlantic Cities has more on the artistic technique, which is the same one used by NASA to analyze stars.
· What New York City Would Look Like Without Any People [Curbed NY]
· Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People [The Atlantic Cities]
· "Silent World" [Lucien and Simon]