12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive

12 Sunsets is an interactive web exploration of the artist Ed Ruscha’s ongoing, fifty-year project to photograph the entire stretch of Sunset Blvd. Featuring over 60,000 photos from twelve different years, 12 Sunsets reveals the remarkable scope of this never-before-seen effort from one of Los Angeles’s most celebrated artists.

Using advanced computational methods such as geocoding and artificial intelligence, users can search across space and time through this vast collection of historic photographs. The sophisticated user interface enables users to compare images of the same locations over time, starting as early as 1965 and up through 2007.