THIS EERIE IMAGE COLLECTION BRINGS TO LIFE DESERTED AMUSEMENT PARKS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, CREATING A KIND OF NOSTALGIC ROLLER COASTER.
In Seph Lawless’ series, locations such as a North Carolina golden brick road, a Berlin satisfying roller coaster, and a Michigan overgrown dinosaur park are included.
The photographer, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, developed the concept for the series while working on his initial expedition to abandoned locations, which led to the publication of the book “Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation”
Seph, 38, stumbled and found several empty theme parks while researching that book, which sought to capture the neglected regions of the United States. Along with asylums and schools, he said this kind of location attracted him the most.
Seph has visited a total of 13 theme parks while on his Autopsy of America tour, both domestically and abroad.
The United States is like a ride at an amusement park, he added, describing theme parks as “a poignant glimpse into America” Until it quits working, we’ll keep praising how wonderful and enjoyable our country is.
“Abandoned: World’s Most Hauntingly Beautiful Theme Parks” a book including these photographs, was published in October 2017.
Additionally, they are the photographs that have attracted the greatest attention on his well-known social media platforms.
Seph acknowledges that he rarely searches for such deteriorating wonders on Google and that he instead relies on a handful of sponsors in order to visit them.
According to Seph, the series is still going strong, and with new books on the horizon, he also hopes to expand his documentation of deserted malls.
As a well-known campaigner, he declared: “My job won’t be stopping any time soon.
“I’ll keep utilizing social media tools to spread awareness of critical issues facing our nation.
“Among my half-million fans, I promote social activism, and frequently, my pictures inspire positive social change”