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.