After some time spent travelling around America, Gus Petro started a new project titled "Merge," which brings two vastly different locations together in a series of surreal images. Petro explains, "In this project two opposite places are merged into one: New York City, where, it seems like, everyone wants to live there, and Grand Canyon / Death Valley, which are unlivable."
He created the images using his own photographs and, of course, Photoshop. But it looks so real. In fact, he told Atlantic Cities: "After showing the images, most of the people who haven't been in either place thought it was real. They began questioning me where it is. I didn't expect that for sure."