Beautiful Ruins

Ted Amsden

Mankind has long been fascinated with ruins.

They’re the backdrop of classical painting and the destination of travel literature.

In Western culture, if progress doesn’t claim them as heritage sites, good citizens proclaim them as harbingers of civilization’s end.

Often romantic, occasionally dark, but always ironic, Ted Amsden combines the precision of a photojournalist’s eye with sensibilities of a post-modern poet to present an unusual view of urban ruins.