We all know that the differences between urban and rural America could be… abysmal (pun intended). But what happens if they are combined? What if, one of the country’s busiest and probably most over-habited cities is combined with one of the largest and most desolated landmarks to compose a new landscape? Well, Zurich based Photographer and Artist Gus Petro decided to find out. After traveling to Manhattan and The Grand Canyon for his series Empty, Dense, Merge, Petro combined photographs of both places to create a fascinating new world, where Manhattan becomes a valley… yup.
In the end of 2012 I travelled to USA to experience something new. And it was something I didn’t expect: emptiness and density.
‘Merge’ is the last part of a project series ‘Empty, Dense, Merge’ which explores two opposite feelings through the photos of places located in USA.
In this project two opposite places are merged into one: New York City, where, it seems like, everyone wants to live there, and Grand Canyon / Death Valley, which are unlivable.