"I typically gather a few images that I believe are appropriate for the particular show, apply the type treatments, and subsequently present them to site founder and editor-in-chief, Chris Cantalini, who then selects a final from that batch," he explains in an e-mail. "Rather simply, we liked the image and thought it was fitting."
It's a very beautiful photograph indeed, and the type is blended into it tastefully in a way that doesn't distract from the eerie emptiness of the street. You have to look pretty closely to discern that it isn't actually a photo of a building called The Granada Theater with the date written on it.
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