Joyland after Dark

As soon as an amusement park is closed or abandoned it is transformed into a surreal place with a fascinating and eerie aura.

Joyland in Wichita, Kansas closed its gates in 2004 after 54 years of operation. There are still attempts to re-open the park but it is currently dormant.

These are a couple of photos which were taken in the abandoned park in it´s current state. The photographer uses a similar "light painting"-technique as legendary Troy Paiva.
Long exposure and coloured gel lights create the superbly eerie atmosphere in these photos. (click on them for bigger fun!)

See more photos from this set and others from Josh.

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