From New York City to Beijing, a team of artists are shedding light on what the world would be like at the end of humanity.
In Silent World, artists Lucie and Simon have taken the world’s most familiar and populous cities and removed all but one or two people to create the illusion of a lonely world.
In the thought-provoking work, places like the normally bustling Times Square and Tiananmen Square appear absent of their crowds.
Times scare: New York’s normally bustling crossroads of the world is missing all but one person in this Lucie and Simon photograph
Desolate: Paris’ Place de la Concorde is shown without vehicles or people as the Eiffel Tower rises in the background
Empty: Locations like the Beijing railway station would normally be packed with commuters, but not in an imaginative post-apocalyptic world
Where has everyone gone? A woman is seen wandering by herself near New York’s Queensboro Bridge in this Lucie and Simon photo
Instead of multiple exposures, the team used a neutral density filter on their pictures to create scenes right out of the Will Smith film I Am Legend or zombie saga The Walking Dead.