Planet Earth With A Few People Left: Amazing and Creative


At world's end: Artists reveal stunning post-apocalyptic images of the major cities around the globe

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
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
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
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
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.
 

The same technology is used by NASA while studying the stars.
Barren: Tiananmen Square, the centre of Beijing and the third-largest city square in the world, gets the post-apocalyptic treatment
Barren: Tiananmen Square, the centre of Beijing and the third-largest city square in the world, gets the post-apocalyptic treatment
No Knicks Game tonight? Lucie and Simon even stripped Madison Square Garden of its normally insane crowds in their Silent World series
No Knicks Game tonight? Lucie and Simon even stripped Madison Square Garden of its normally insane crowds in their Silent World series
Where is everyone? Known for its cafes and bars, France's Montparnasse is a popular spot, but not in Lucie and Simon's post-apocalyptic world
Where is everyone? Known for its cafes and bars, France's Montparnasse is a popular spot, but not in Lucie and Simon's post-apocalyptic world
Unaccompanied minors: Children wander near Beijing's Xizhimen Canal
Unaccompanied minors: Children wander near Beijing's Xizhimen Canal
Lucie and Simon are a duo of artists based in Paris, France, who have been working together since 2005.
According to their website, the award-winning artists focus on blurring the line between reality and fantasy in their work.
No lines: Even with an upcoming Lady Gaga concert, only one man is pictured outside New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall
No lines: Even with an upcoming Lady Gaga concert, only one man is pictured outside New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall
No one left to occupy: A man and a child pause in the middle of Wall Street in this image
No one left to occupy: A man and a child pause in the middle of Wall Street in this image
Low tide: The Baie de Saint Brieuc in France is reimagined in this photo by Lucie and Simon's Silent World
Low tide: The Baie de Saint Brieuc in France is reimagined in this photo by Lucie and Simon's Silent World
Clearing the road: Usually the sight of heavy traffic, the Xizhimen ring road looks like a scene from TV shows like The Walking Dead
Clearing the road: Usually the sight of heavy traffic, the Xizhimen ring road looks like a scene from TV shows like The Walking Dead