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May 20, 2008
These black-and-white aerial photographs of super-crowded L.A. feel ominous and eerily empty of any human life or soul. From the air, it looks more like a spreading cancer or a virus, rather than a bustling metropolis of 15 million people.
Photographer David Maisel writes, "In this series from Los Angeles, I am using images that underscore the cyborg nature of the city and its environs as a way to explore a kind of contemporary oblivion, a series of sites that are both place and non-place."