Photographer Captures The Colorful Retro World Of Bowling Alleys

It's often in observing the most seemingly insignificant subjects that the photographers find the best treasures. A perfect example of this is photographer Robert Götzfried and his series Bowling Alleys, compiling the most improbable bowling hall designs in south Germany.

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

Whether in traditional wood, neon colors or lit up by giant screens these lanes all have a particular character, often pushing the limits of kitsch. Taking particular care over symmetry, Robert Götzfried's perfectly aligned snaps almost look like something out of a Wes Anderson movie. As he explains on his site:

"Over several years, I tried to find the most exciting bowling lanes in south Germany. I also looked at lanes for Kegelbahnen, a German game which is quite similar to bowling but uses only nine skittles, smaller bowls and shorter lanes.

It was very fashionable in Germany in the 60s–80s. The sport is no longer fashionable and is played only by elderly people."

The result is this futuristic, almost dystopian, series which captures the essence of a dying sport. Based in Munich, you can catch more of Robert Götzfried's work on his site or Instagram account.

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)

(Photo: Robert Götzfried)