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What traffic congestion looks like from above

Kaid Benfield

Posted May 14, 2009

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  traffic in Los Angeles (by: Benny Chan via Good magazine))

  traffic in Los Angeles (by: Benny Chan via Good magazine)

From Good magazine comes this introduction to Benny Chan's stunning photography:

"Rush hour in Los Angeles is synonymous with gridlock, but the sheer enormity of the situation can be tough to grasp. Fortunately, there is the architecture photographer Benny Chan, whose Traffic! series depicts the scale of overcrowded lanes of rush hour traffic from high overhead. Shot over a few years during various helicopter trips, the photographs now stand eight feet high and six feet wide, and convey, quite effectively, the enormity of the problem-as well as the need to get things moving.

"Traffic! will show at the Pasadena Museum of California from May 31 through September 20. An opening event will be held on the 30th."

There are several more excellent images on the Good site.

Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page.


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