John Short Captures Eerily Empty New York City Spots

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 1, 2015
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Photographer John Short has made a career out of capturing photographs of eerily empty spaces. The images above were taken from Short's book titled 'Unforgotten New York – Legendary Spaces of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde,' many of which feature former pubic gathering spots that are now unused.

It is rare to see New York City photographed in such as a bleak and dreary light, but in doing so, Short provides a stark contrast to the bright lights and busy streets that are typically associated with the Big Apple. The empty spaces photographed vary from abandoned theaters to gymnasiums and bars.

These once heavily visited areas are now dark desolate spaces with no purpose. In creating this collection, John Short provides alternate representations of the otherwise glamorous city.