Mood, atmosphere, and sentiment echo through the images of photographer Ben Geier, whose work here focuses on abandoned buildings across the United States. In this collection, Geier focuses on abandoned theatres that have popped up on his travels, each heavy with its own trawl of memories that viewers are invited into imagining. Despite the differing architectural styles certain familiarities run through the collection, with the retro typography, colors, and shapes creating a familiarity between buildings states apart.
While the images never take you beyond the front door, we’re certain that all will feel a nostalgic pang for the past, whether we experienced Saturday’s midnight movie in a place like this or not. Geier’s images get you dreaming while staring at the loss of these icons that could no longer stand the test of time for one reason or another. See more of Ben Geier’s work on Instagram.
Images © Ben Geier