Urban Decay Obsession

Struggle and mortality become a mainstay form of entertainment for consumers

Implications - Consumers are growing complacent to a market saturated with constantly cheery imagery, which is fueling their fascination with urban decay and skirmish. As being able to relate to what they consume media-wise takes center stage, so too do images of modern struggle that sooth feelings of inadequacy.
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Abandoned Olympic Venue Photos - The 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Venue Photos are Hauntingly Beautiful
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Viral 28,135 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 14
Abandoned Olympic Venue Photos
The 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Venue Photos are Hauntingly Beautiful
The 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics are long over, but the abandoned venue photos from imgur user borno23 are haunting. The beautiful city of Sarajevo is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina and... [More]
Abandoned Mall Photography - These Photos From Abandoned Malls are Hauntingly Beautiful
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Viral 28,131 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 14
Abandoned Mall Photography
These Photos From Abandoned Malls are Hauntingly Beautiful
These abandoned malls have been photographed and they look eerie but beautiful. Malls are generally cluttered with people and busy so it is surreal to see them look completely destroyed with no one... [More]
Abandoned Activism Art - Seph Lawless Photographed the Abandoned Randall Park Mall
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V. Hot 5,495 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 14
Abandoned Activism Art
Seph Lawless Photographed the Abandoned Randall Park Mall
In his new book ‘Black Friday,’ Seph Lawless captures eery shots of the Randall Park Mall prior to its demolition, along with another local mall. Once the biggest mall in the world, the... [More]
Abandoned America Photography - States of Decay by Daniel Barter Captures a Bygone Era
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V. Hot 6,195 Clicks Pub: May 13, 14
Abandoned America Photography
States of Decay by Daniel Barter Captures a Bygone Era
The allure of abandonment in America has not yet lifted as the States of Decay photo series shows. Although documenting such dilapidated urban buildings and areas was huge a couple of years ago, the... [More]
Abandoned Prison Photography - These Photos Show us the Abandoned Burwash Correctional Facility
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Abandoned Prison Photography
These Photos Show us the Abandoned Burwash Correctional Facility
Burwash Correctional Facility in Canada has been closed since the 70s and this abandoned prison photography is hauntingly beautiful. The prison itself is so remote that you need a canoe just to... [More]
Abandoned Grecian Abode Photography - Alexis Vasilikos's Abandoned Home Photography Documents Crisis
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Mild 1,557 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 14
Abandoned Grecian Abode Photography
Alexis Vasilikos's Abandoned Home Photography Documents Crisis
The abandoned home photography of Alexis Vasilikos immortalizes a precarious time for Greece. In the wake of the economic crisis, these well-to-do suburban homes have been discarded by their owners.... [More]