German photographer Christoph Gielen, inspired by this phenomenon of suburban hypergrowth and subsequent stagnancy, snapped a series of aerial photographs of sprawl in places like Arizona, Nevada, and Florida.
More photos: The Hidden Beauty Of Suburban Sprawl
From the article:
Suburban sprawl can be ugly on the ground, but aerial photographs demonstrate its beauty, and why it’s inherently unsustainable.
Beauty and a Beast.