The urban explorer.

I love abandoned photography.  For those not aware of the term, it refers to a type of photography that centers around abandoned or derelict places.  I happen to love it.  I think some of the places profiled are amazingly beautiful, and it saddens me that they’ve been allowed to decay and wither to near ruin, rather than be rehabbed and turned into something useful again for the community.  Of course, if that had been allowed to happen, we wouldn’t have the gorgeous pictures of their ruled state, so it’s a double-edged sword. I understand that a lot of what these “urban explorers” do is illegal, in terms of trespassing on private property to get the shots, but I appreciate that they’re willing to risk that to bring people their art.  My favorite category of abandoned photography is old, disused insane asylums and hospitals.  Now, not all urban photography is abandoned photography, because that’s its own separate category.  Urban photography just refers to pictures of, well, urban areas, whether they’re abandoned or not.  I’ll provide links to my favorite blogs of both types, so you can check out what it is I love about these photographers, and also get a better idea of why I love them and it so much.



  1. Pleasant Street · May 3, 2016

    You should put some examples of the photography here too 🙂 I also enjoy abandoned photos


  2. week of the loner pisces · May 3, 2016

    Abandoned photos rock unless you were forced out of the place violently!


Tell me what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s