Visualizing the Fast Lane From Above
Peter Andrew Lusztyk’s aerial photographs of freeway interchanges feel vaguely familiar. I might not know what these interchanges look like from above, but as a native Houstonian I’m well acquainted with these elaborate feats of engineering. Houston has some of the most towering ramps, widest freeways, and multipronged interchanges in the U.S. Or, as we like to call them: spaghetti bowls. The way your stomach turns a little as you reach the highest point on one of these ramps is something you have to experience to fully understand.
Lusztyk has yet to photograph interchanges in Houston, but he says it’s high up on his list of locations. The miniature-looking cars and frozen details of Lusztyk’s photographs are practically surreal. They depict