Thursday, February 16, 2017

Romance is dead

The work of photographer Seph Lawless has been plugged on this site before - first his pictures of decaying shopping malls, and then his images of Picher in Oklahoma, the most toxic town in the US - but I make no apologies for doing so again, this time drawing attention to his photos of abandoned honeymoon resorts in Pennsylvania. They satisfy my possibly unwholesome craving for ruin porn, but also serve the more edifying function of offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Where once Americans couldn't get enough of heart-shaped jacuzzis and mirrored ceilings, it seems they've now very much fallen out of love with them.

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