Abandoned Places

Photographing abandoned locations is a relatively new genre of photography. It has even coined its own descriptive term: Urbex. These photographs always create a haunting feeling, as if you might see a ghost lurking in the corner (if you look closely enough.)

Photo by Esmeralda Holman
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looking for cleaner by marcusjaenichen
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Abandoned.. by Danne Rydgren
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Homestead Memories by Rowena Richards
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Antica Tonnara by Massimo De Martin
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more in “35 Spooky Images of Abandoned Places”
at gurushots

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Inside Abandoned Buildings

For this contest I would like to see your photographs of the inside of abandoned buildings which you have explored but have been forgotten. Please only show the inside of buildings that have been abandoned, not maintained ruins. The dirtier, creepier, and more forgotten, the better. Also, please make sure your photographs are taken inside the building.

Waiting for the builders
by Neil Gosling
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“Dodgem Car”
by Patrick Reilly
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Ruined chateau
by Forgotten Heritage
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Days Gone By
by Jacquie Matechuk
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by wunderbilder
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Inside Abandoned Buildings
more at Photocrowd

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The Legendary Urbexer of Abandoned Planet: Andre Govia

Andre Govia also works in the flm and television industries. Tis has offered him numerous opportunities to shoot and discover abandoned locations. He is known for his work on Winter Ridge (2018), The Enfield Haunting (2015) and 24: Live Another Day (2014). When it comes to Bando photography, Andre Govia is a legend among urban explorers. Having explored over 900 deserted locations in more than 22 countries, Govia’s eight-year project shooting abandoned buildings is showcased in his premier publication: Abandoned Planet.

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The Legendary Urbexer of Abandoned Planet: Andre Govia
more in Inspades Magazine

Historic Photographer of the Year

The first Historic Photographer of the Year awards showcase the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to the obscure and forgotten hidden gems.

The overall winning image was shot by Matt Emmett from Reading and taken at RAF Nocton Hall, an abandoned former military hospital. The winning public vote photograph was a shot of Jedburgh Abbey taken on a school trip, and was won by Manchester’s Jenna Johnston.

RAF Nocton Hall and US Military Hospital, Lincolnshire
Photographer: Matt Emmett
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Jedburgh Abbey
Photographer: Jenna Johnston
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Corfe Magic
Photographer: Robert Maynard
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The Eiffel Tower, France
Photographer: Maxim Mishin
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Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Photographer: Mathew Browne
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Historic Photographer of the Year
more at triphistoric

Free Urban Exploration Photography by Neil Ta

Free Urban Exploration Photography by Neil Ta
Do daring photo expeditions into mysterious and haunting places sound like fun to you?

NeilTaUrbex12aIn his book you’ll learn about “urban exploration” photography, which for those of you that don’t know, is basically going into deserted or abandoned places and taking photos there.

NeilTaUrbex12bWhile reading this book, we found that urban exploration or “urbex” in itself is actually beautiful. Ironic, considering that the subject matter is oftentimes deserted or abandoned places.

NeilTaUrbex12c NeilTaUrbex12d NeilTaUrbex12e NeilTaUrbex12fFree Urban Exploration Photography by Neil Ta
get it free at: photowhoa


Les asiles psychiatriques abandonnés par Dan Marbaix

Les hôpitaux psychiatriques font office de décors parfaits pour les films d’horreur, et nombreux sont les réalisateurs à avoir plébiscité de tels lieux.

Abandonnés, ils offrent aussi un vaste terrain de jeu pour les photographes amateurs d’exploration et un tant soit peu téméraires. C’est le cas de Dan Marbaix d’Odins Raven Photography. Ce photographe américain s’est lancé sur ce créneau particulier après avoir visité l’asile l’hôpital psychiatrique désaffecté de West Park, en Angleterre.

“J’aime prendre des photos de lieux abandonnés, mais j’aime particulièrement les asiles à cause de leur taille et de leurs environnements variés”, explique Dan Marbaix.

“Ils ont été conçus afin que les gens y restent, donc il y avait des salons, des dentistes et des magasins. Les plus grands étaient comme de petites villes où les gens passaient une grande partie de leur vie.”

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via huffingtonpost