Gawker has posted a breathtaking gallery of shots from abandoned Brooklyn movie palace Kings Theater by Matt Lambros, a photographer who’s currently at work on a documentary about America’s ghost cinemas. So fascinated were we by the images that we had to visit Lambros’s website and check out his other work. We learned that the artist is something of a specialist in places that have been lost to progress. “As a society we move very fast, building new and better things, often leaving the old ones behind,” he writes. “This has always captivated me, and that started me on the road to becoming a photographer.” And then, we stumbled upon a beautifully melancholy, powerfully lit, and occasionally chilling series of abandoned hospital photos. Page through them after the jump.
South Carolina State Hospital