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Havana by Michael Eastman Captures Old World Architecture

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: eastmanimages and frameweb
Photographer Michael Eastman is known for his collections of images of old world architecture, cataloging famous structures as they slowly deteriorate into oblivion.

Masterpiece constructions that were renowned for their beauty and decadence have become corrupt and damaged, fascinating Eastman as their appearance and symbolic significance alter with time. His Havana series captures the beauty of building facades and abandoned interiors in Cuba, demonstrating how they hold onto the shreds of glamor and glory of their past, even as they rot from the inside out. His work has generated discussion around the notion of 'ruin porn' and its value as photographic subject matter.

The Michael Eastman Havana series remembers old world architecture and will become even more coveted when those buildings are no longer around.