After 56 years in operation, Crestwood Mall closed its doors to the public in July. I was granted access to the now empty Mall. These images are captured in High Dynamic Range (HDR) a process where between 3 to 9 images taken at different exposures are blended to create one finished image. In this case because of the low light, many exposures lasted as long as five minutes. The finished images can have a look ranging from 3D to surreal. The surprising part was the condition I found the Mall. A large part Crestwood Mall is cleaner than most open Malls in the city. The management company has maintained the Mall quite well. The following images may be the last opportunity anyone will have to see the inside for some time.
These images have been featured on the following sites: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/artsblog/2013/08/26/crestwood-court-post-apocalyptic-portraits-of-the-abandoned-mall-photos http://desertedplaces.blogspot.com/2013/12/an-abandoned-mall-in-st-louis.html http://www.photographyblogger.net/eerie-images-of-an-abandoned-shopping-mall-by-dan-wampler/ http://mytinymuseum.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/digital-artist-dan-wampler-a-creepy-perspective-of-an-abandoned-mall-captured-through-photographs/ http://gizmodo.com/this-abandoned-mall-is-perfect-for-your-zombie-back-to-1222704875 http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/completely-surreal-pictures-of-americas-abandoned-malls
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