Thursday, December 29, 2016

Empty promises and empty premises

Regular readers will know of my weakness for so-called ruin porn - but here's something a bit different: not photos of once-grand buildings that have been abandoned and fallen into dramatic disrepair, but photos of buildings that were projected to be grand but that never even reached completion.

Amelie Labourdette's series Empire Of Dust, consisting of pictures of projects in southern Italy, captures the skeletal concrete forms of half-built houses and infrastructure, hubristically imposed upon the natural environment and yet now in the process of being reclaimed by it.

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