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Photographer documents once-vibrant industrial operations now abandoned

As automation becomes ever-more common, this determined photographer has traveled thousands of miles to document the eerie beauty of abandoned industrial operations. (Photo: Freaktography/Caters News)

Photographer documents once-vibrant industrial operations now left abandoned

As automation becomes ever-more common, this determined photographer has traveled thousands of miles to document the eerie beauty of abandoned industrial operations. In the works of a photographer named Dave — who goes by Freaktography and never gives out his full name — haunting abandonment leaps from images of discarded machinery, tools and factory essentials.

On his travels, the photographer has visited the likes of power plants, automotive assembly lines and distilleries, carrying out extensive research to discover each site. Though he is willing to reveal that the sites are dotted across North America — specifically Canada and the United States — the photographer never discloses the exact locations. (Caters News)

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