Photographer Sef Lawless demonstrates the impact of theme park closures. His photoset in abandoned amusement parks has already managed to gain worldwide popularity and disperse in many popular online publications, making the photographer popular.
The idea of abandoned amusement parks can easily be used as an analogy for childhood in general. While childhood memories will always be vivid, they will change with overgrown vegetation, rusted rides and a general feeling of desolation. The reaction of people to such sights depends only on the way they are internally perceived. Happy, sad, or bewildered, they can easily get swept up in emotion as they view these images. Many even find such landscapes soothing, noting the inevitable triumph of nature over man.
A series of abandoned photographs of amusement parks is impressive precisely because of this burst of nostalgia that comes with viewing. Created by Seph Lawless, a series of photographs is described by the author himself: “I remember riding all these slides as a child, and in the evening sitting on a blanket by the lake, admiring the stars and fireworks. I may not remember what I did yesterday, but I clearly and clearly remember what is happening here.
It is likely that the photoset turned out to be so atmospheric and lively precisely thanks to the emotional involvement of the author, who experienced the best memories of his life and reflected them through photographs.