by Miryam Muller in

“Silent World” is a series of photographs from Paris-based photographers Lucie and Simon.

From New York and Paris to Beijing and Italy, these photographs are a depiction of some of the world’s most recognizable and busiest public outdoor spaces vacated and devoid of crowds.

Having erased signs of movement and life, Lucie and Simon spark the imaginations by placing us in the midst of a subtle calm brought on by the eeriness of a post-human world.

Artists Lucie & Simon have created this series using a neutral density filter, used by NASA to analyze stars.

Spotted by PetaPixel, here are some cinematic snippets of Silent World.