Art

Black-and-White Photos of Vintage Movie Theater Box Offices from the 1970s

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Most movie theaters lack the character of those from earlier times. Boxy mall movie houses, chain cinemaplexes, and other monstrosities dominate our current filmic climate. But photographer Ave Pildas won’t let us forget the unique movie theaters of yesteryear thanks to a photo series featuring theater boxes offices captured during the 1970s. Most of the theaters were photographed in Los Angeles — and many of them no longer stand.
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Banksy Unveils His Biggest Exhibit Ever: ‘Dismaland,’ the World’s Most Depressing Theme Park

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Or is it the world’s least depressing theme park? Since theme parks are essentially hermetically sealed micro-societies in which brands artificially replicate the human experience of joy — and where humans submit to being shaken and spun and turned upside down to feel alive — perhaps the “happiest place on Earth” would actually be one that dismantled the “theme park” via disturbingly illuminating imagery. 
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Haunting Photos of Historical Detroit Merged with the Present-Day City

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Headlines about Detroit’s economic crisis in recent decades are dizzying. The general population associates Detroit with a city in decline, where urban decay, municipal bankruptcy, and unemployment dominate the region. But there’s also a redevelopment happening that aims to restore Detroit to its former glory, which has inspired hope for residents and has attracted investors from across the country.
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A Microscopic Imaginarium Of Tears

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Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers uncovers the hidden beauty of human tears in his series of micrographs, which we first spotted on Fubiz. Imaginarium Of Tears tells us that while our tears are fragile and mark fragile moments in our lives, there is a whole world hidden inside them that is beautiful and complex. The microscope reveals that tears are like snowflakes, composed of intricate patterns, or like lunar craters. Visit Mikkers’ Imaginarium Of Tears in our gallery.
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Terrifying, Breathtaking Images of California Wildfires at Night

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Stuart Palley’s long exposures of California wildfires illustrate both the beauty and devastation of a natural disaster that’s affecting the state more than ever during its current, historic drought. Palley (who you can follow on Instagram) captures the fires’ drama and scope by depicting them at night, when their effect on the landscape is all the more obvious. Click through for more images from Terra Flama; for the full series, visit Palley’s website
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