Thursday, 5:14pm
11 December 2008

The aesthetics of emptiness

the picture department
Visual culture

Pictures of empty and abandoned spaces in the US and Japan

Abandoned buildings and places have always invited photography.

Derek Yates sent us this link to a Japanese site jam-packed with elegant emptiness (above and below). There are many more – let us know about your favourites.

In fact there’s a Common Knowledge piece about Drive-Ins cinemas in the forthcoming Eye (no. 70), by Mike Kippenhan, who pointed out that even the working cinemas looked abandoned (below).