Eerily Beautiful Photos Show How TV Tech Has Changed

An old tv set.
Photo: Lee Chapman

A remarkable set of photographs taken by Japanese photographer Lee Chapman shows old, long-forgotten television sets in their original surroundings.

Terrible beautiful images were captured by Chapman over the past 10 years while searching for abandoned houses and hotels buried deep in the Japanese countryside.

An old tv set.
Photo: Lee Chapman

Photographs of places that were once full of life also remind of how much television technology has changed over the decades, with older CRT (cathode-ray tube) sets being faster than ever before with more advanced flat-screen models Increasingly displays advanced.

The photographer said, “Television is always present in the home and the hotel room, but just like the viewing habits, the designs have changed a lot, and the TV sets are a reminder of how dramatic these changes are.”

An old tv set.
Photo: Lee Chapman

Chapman, also a skilled street photographer whose work has been featured in publications around the world, has long had a fascination for the Japanese word “ruins” with “hikyo”, and often stumbles across various techniques that result in the way Have fallen.

Chapman told , “Finding personal items in an abandoned building always affects us the most, but in some ways older technology can feel the same.” “Telephones previously used on a daily basis, and televisions around which people once gathered, not only indicate time but also make it easier to imagine the lives of those who ever spent time there.”

An old tv set.
Photo: Lee Chapman

To see a full set of images of Chapman’s previous era television sets – ancient Toshiba, Hitachi, and national models among them – be sure to check out the post on his photo site.

told Lee Chapman a few years ago about his street photography work. You can see the article here.

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