Nuclear vistas take aim at tourists’ mindless stares.
Some overlooks are spectacular; others not so much. Sometimes the only thing that recommends a view is the attentive slump of observers already at the scene. It’s a phenomenon that photographer and designer Clay Lipsky has cleverly identified in his new project Atomic Overlook, for which he’s photographed a series of these vistas and superimposed a nuclear explosion so the subjects have a compelling reason to be there.
“Tourists will line up for anything and I always found humor in vacation destinations that are nothing but a bunch of people looking into a great abyss,” he says. “I understand the allure of a beautiful landscape, but as the world’s population grows so do the lines to view the ‘nothingness.’ Atomic Overlook flips the script on that and gives new purpose to those suntanned masses.”
via | Wired