French digital artist Fabien Barrau uses his own drone photography to make photo montages of how ruined architecture might appear after a climate change apocalypse. Called News From the Future, the series of renderings depict famous architectural landmarks in places such as Paris, Rome, New York, and London submerged beneath waves or smothered in desert sands.
‘I’m coming back from the future. CHICAGO 2323: The big cities were abandoned a long time ago.’
“My motivation for this series was how to influence awareness of climate change and the urgency to act every day according to one’s means and power,” Barrau told Inhabitat. “In my case, my little power is to create images and imagine myself as an explorer who will return from the future with photos of a changed world.” He hopes that the striking images will serve as a reminder to global citizens, especially young people, to the potential future of our world’s most treasured landmarks should climate change continue to worsen.