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Scenes from an abandoned shopping mall

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 14, 2015

Photographer Carlos Gonzalez, aka Theonepointeight, captured these photos of an abandoned LA shopping mall.

Abandoned Mall

PDN has an interview with Gonzalez about the series.

I shot everything in one day. I would say that I spent about five or six hours in there just exploring and shooting. I wasn’t escorted inside but once I snuck into the parking structure, there were a few teens on skateboards that pointed me in the right direction. Without their guidance, there’s no way I would’ve found a way in. The place is simply too massive. In fact, as the daylight was fading I almost got trapped inside since I couldn’t find my way out.