What happens when the symbol of commerce crumbles? This collection of nearly two hundred stunning yet melancholic photos captures the decline of one of the biggest symbols of American consumerism-the shopping mall. Seph Lawless, whom Huffington Post refers to as the "master of the abandoned," details the dilapidated state of these buildings that were once thriving with people and merchandise, now left to rot and be overrun with plant and animal life. In...
Huffington Post called him "a master of the abandoned"-and for good reason. The "artivist" known only as Seph Lawless has spent the last ten years photo-documenting the America that was left behind in the throes of economic instability and overall decline-decrepit shopping malls, houses, factories, even amusement parks. Through nearly two hundred gorgeous and elegiac photographs, Abandoned details Lawless's journey into what was once the very heart...