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Ghostly Buildings Created by Combining Before and After Photos of Demolitions


Philadelphia-based architect and photo enthusiast Andrew Evans has an interesting series of photographs titled Demolition Composites, which contains photographs of ghostly buildings spotted around the City of Brotherly Love. The technique used to create them is extremely basic. Evans took photographs of the buildings, and then rephotographed the same location after the building had been demolished (cleared away for new construction projects).

By compositing the before and after photographs together, Evans ended up with images that offer a final, fading look at the beautiful buildings that once occupied the new construction sites.

The set includes images of the old National Building, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civi Center.

Check out the rest of the photographs in the series over in this Flickr set. Other sets in Evans’ account show photographs of various demolition projects in different parts of the city at various stages of completion.

Demolition Composites [Flickr via WebUrbanist]

Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Evans