Ed Freeman: Western Realty

Ed Freeman: Western Realty

have you guys been watching The Last Man On Earth? it was my first thought when i saw this series of digitally enhanced photos by photographer Ed Freeman (whose early career was in the music industry – working with acts like The Beatles, Don McClean and Carly Simon – whoa!). Western Realty features scenes that you might see in a post-apocalyptic landscape, abandoned buildings that The Last Man On Earth’s Phil Miller might break into & explore just for fun. i know i would.

absence of water

pools

pools

in the thirties UK lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity. gradually tastes have changed, resulting in a drop in attendances, leaving the pools uneconomical to run. many fell into decay and many were demolished. only a handful of pools remain today as a symbol of a bygone era.