Swiss Photographer Captures What It Would Look Like If Manhattan Was Built Inside the Grand Canyon

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Measuring 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile (6,000 feet) deep, few things can be used to accurately illustrate the immense size and depth of the Grand Canyon by comparison. In the last part of his three segment series named ‘Empty, Dense, Merge’, photographer Gus Petro joins together the vastness of the Grand Canyon with the bustling Manhattan metropolis, providing an impressive and almost believable representation of just how massive it really is. The Swiss photographer came up with this concept when visiting the U.S . last year, trekking between New York and Arizona. He says:

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.”

Found here is a detailed article about Gus Petro’s inspiration for this collection along with a few cool pictures of the work therein.

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