Los Angeles film director Ross Ching released his latest installment in the Empty America today. This time it’s Seattle. Armed with a clamp instead of a tripod, he’s investigating some truths of the urban experience… by capturing lots of city and editing out all the cars, etc.

“People really find connections with things they recognize in situations that they don’t recognize. It’s almost as if the viewer is in on an inside joke. That’s why time-lapse, super slow motion, and stop motion are so prevalent on the internet. And that’s something that I always try to incorporate into my work.”

The series began with San Francisco and is slated to continue with Washington DC. And then… New York City! Post-apocalyptic Gotham fetishists, here’s some warm up fodder.