Matt Lambros is a skilled photographer who captures the essence of humanity, structures, and natures, but some of his most intriguing work is his photographic studies of the abandoned theaters and hospitals. The grandeur and beauty of these abandoned theaters leave you wondering why they are not renovated, revitalized, and packed with people. You can imagine the crowds packing the seats waiting for the curtains to part and the show to begin. You are caught be the magnificence of older theaters, wishing theaters of today equaled their appeal.
The scenes from the abandoned hospitals captured by Matt’s lens leaves you with completely different feelings. You attempt to picture the sterile clean halls and rooms that have not become crumbled plaster and decay. You ponder all the death and horror the walls witnessed and wonder if any of those patients still haunt these ancient corridors. It is easy to forget the joys, the miraculous recoveries, and healing when faced with these images of decay. Lambros helps us remember time brings dramatic change that affects our memories in many ways.