’I would take the 101 to the 10 to the 405 for you.’ This sentence is not only a statement about driving on freeways in L.A., it is more an allegory for letting another person know they are much liked and appreciated. It’s a declaration of will to personally connect with people in a gigantic and wide-spread city that has no real center. While crawling bumper to bumper from one point of town to the other—sweating and swearing—most of the driver’s might fantasize about empty roads. The ’Empty LA’ series depict this entirely unrealistic situation.

Los Angelino drivers travel approximately 22.8 miles per person per day in the Los Angeles metropolitan area on 70.000 lane-miles of highways and arterial roads like Wilshire, Santa Monica Blvd, or the likes.