Photography is an amazing thing to have, and I am forever grateful for being able to live in a time period where photography is so easily accessible! It’s the best way to depict the rapidly changing world, just like Pablo Iglesias Maurer did!
Since the industrial revolution, we have sprouted up buildings, houses, and all different types of architecture. The population continues to grow and we live in a super fast, hustle and bustle society that slows down for nothing, and you can really see how fast we move on from things by the astonishing photography of Pablo Iglesias Maurer!
Pablo was first inspired by a matchbox he noticed sitting on his desk. The box had a postcard like picture on it of a resort complex built in the 1960’s. He began pondering what that place might look like today. Thus, his masterpiece photo series, Abandoned States, was released. He went to visit the resort that was pictured on the box and he discovered that the resort was now decaying. He found this quite ironic because the title on the box was “How to Run a Successful Golf Course”.
He took a ‘5 decades after’ photoshoot of the resort! This only inspired him to do the same thing with different postcards from the 1960’s and he’s been photographing the real places decades later!
“The postcards, have their own haze—the places were never as nice as they look. I often struggle to get the two images to line up, as well. But time blurs the difference, and brings everything into focus.”