After the Final Curtain: Haunting Photographs of Abandoned Theaters
The story behind the project is pretty interesting, and worth checking out. There are some spaces that look virtually untouched by time, and others that look like they’ve survived a war.
What I find kind of fascinating in looking over these images is what my brain does to the space. I automatically imagine the theater in its prime – lights blazing, curtains drawn, and every seat filled with a patron dressed to the nines.
Seeing buildings exposed and left to the elements in this way… it’s a bit like watching a timelapse video, where a great deal of time is compressed into a smaller moment. To me, these buildings are seemingly physical manifestations of time, aging and decay – the past in a tangible form.
These photographs are mesmerizing not because they capture the moment… but because they capture every prior moment, leading up to now.
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