Emeric Trahand, also recognized as Takeshi, is a New York based art director and artist. Emeric’s illustrative work is popular for its surreal sense, the excellence of its photomontages with the light dealing and vibrant work. Though Emeric has had a quite small career, beginning as a freelance illustrator in 2006 in France, he has already been commissioned by a varied range of major international clients. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and he is a regular contributor to the international digital illustration magazines Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop. His work is very influential and serves as great inspiration.
For countless causes, natural and human, people have newly abandoned or if not forsaken a number of places around the world — great and little, aged and latest. Gather imagery of empty regions into a single photo essay, one can get a sagacity of what the world might look like if humans were to disappear from the earth overall. Collected here are recent scenes from nuclear-exclusion zones, blighted urban neighborhoods, towns where residents left to escape violence, unsold developments built during the real estate boom, ghost towns, and more.