Running On Empty

Living in Los Angeles, even without a car, they’re still a part of my daily life. While on the bus I have to wait behind them, while walking on the street I have to be careful not to get hit by them. So of course it’s extremely interesting for me to see a video like the one above, featuring a Los Angeles without cars.

The video was inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty Los Angeles series of photo but Ross Ching decided to take that idea one step further. Using time-lapse of some sort Ross has created lots of small video montages of some rather iconic areas around Los Angeles. It was actually a lot of fun trying to spot the places around my neighborhood, and even weirder to see them completely devoid of cars and people.


6 Comments Running On Empty

  1. Brian Park June 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Neat idea, but I’d love to see it without cars and WITH people. [/europhile]

  2. José Luis June 4, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    @Brian: There’s people on it, even a football match if you look closer.
    I totally understand and even feel related to the video, I have a car but I try to use it as little as possible, even when I live in a small city with a population above 1.25 millions

  3. José Luis June 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    BTW, it remainded me that scen in Vanilla Sky when TOm Cruise is a bit paranoid and there’s no one in Manhattan

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  5. ShaunZi June 6, 2010 at 7:32 AM

    what a great surprise!!!! i can open vimeo (i’m in China).anyway,the video is sweat ^o^

  6. ShaunZi June 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    got it wrong…sweet

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