Elévation, Karnak, 2004. 300 days and a day, from the Egypt 3000-series by Olivier Cablat.
The Bush train sheds of the Chicago & North Western Railway station, Chicago, ca. 1911.
Untitled photo, by David Ingraham.
“On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.” - Adam Smith.
99_2, lambdaprint on aluminium, 1998/1999 (Edition 3 + 1 EA), by Christoph Schreiber.
Looking North From Downtown, New York, 2011, Permanence photo series by Kris Graves.
Hipster Trap, by Studio Shot.
Aerial photography of a deserted industrial zone, by German photographer Stephan Zirwes.
Watch a short video of him at work here.
Ghost Town: The abandoned suburb of California City. Satellite image from DigitalGlobe.
Abandoned starter houses taken over by wildcats; swimming pools becoming breeding grounds for West Nile virus–infected mosquitoes; empty buildings gutted by copper thieves with pick-up trucks parked in grass-cracked driveways; foreclosed properties harboring kidnapping victims—over the past few years, there has been no upper limit to the surreal tales coming out of the suburbs.
If we are to believe what we read, abandoned suburbs are a new phenomenon, destined to become dystopian slums, strange perturbations forming on the outermost rims of our cities. But what of suburbs that failed equally spectacularly because they were never even built in the first place?
Full story here.