After visiting both the Grand Canyon and New York City, Swiss photographer Gus Petro was shocked by the contrasting landscapes “emptiness and density” of the United States. He decided to put his photography and photoshop skills to the test by combining the two landscapes into one in a project he calls “Merge.” Here’s how he describes the work that resulted:
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.
While few other landscapes contrast as much as the Grand Canyon and Manhattan, it might be cool to see the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley popping up amid Chicago’s skyline, or what suburbia would look like sprawled out over the Bonneville Salt Flats. Have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.