Remember What Malls Looked Like in 1989? Malls of America Photo Project Takes Us Back to 1989

Check out that mullet in the food court. This photo project wants to show you what malls across the country looked like in the 1980s.

Michael Galinsky of Rumor took to the malls of American back in 1989, cheap Nikon in hand. Now, he wants to compile the images from another era of peak consumerism into a book.

I shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota to Seattle. It was hard to tell from the images where they were taken, and that was kind of the point. I was interested in the creeping loss of regional differences.


For a sampling, check out the video above. For a bit more on Galinsky and the history of these sldies head to his Kickstarter page.

Via Boing Boing.