Category: Abandoned Photography

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Home Less: The Impact of Financial Crisis on Portuguese Properties by Nelson Garrido

Nelson Garrido is an professinal 42-year-old Portuguese photographer currently based in Porto, who focuses on architectural influences. Garrido teaches architectural photography in the Instituto Portugues de Fotografia. His series “Home Less”, reveal buildings that were left abandoned when the several financial crises hit Portugal. Nelson first embarked on the project in 2012, more than four years after the start of the financial recession. Going beyond the revelation of ruins, it provides an authentic experience of places. Some of the buildings were left deserted after completion, while others were abandoned before they were even finished. I have been photographing spaces that, ... Read more

Simon Yeung Captures Britain’s Stunning Abandoned Buildings

Photographer Simon Yeung travels around Britain to explore and photograph the breathtaking beauty of its abandoned places. His mission is to highlight the beauty of decay through his work, capturing hotels, churches, stations, mansions and hospitals. “Photographing abandoned places is my passion and in all honesty has become an obsession. I do a lot of travelling to go to these places,” he says. You can discover other works of the artist on his Instagram account. More info: instagram

Mirna Pavlovic Documents The Decline of Grand European Villas

Mirna Pavlovic is an architectural photographer, writer and urban explorer who was born in 1989 in Zagreb, Croatia and currently based in Belgium. Mirna studied Comparative Literature and English Language and Literature at University of Zagreb. For her latest series “Dulcis Domus”, Pavlovic documented abandoned villas, palaces and castles found across the urban and rural areas of Europe. “They are never truly dead, yet never really alive,” she says. “Precariously treading along the border between life and death, decay and growth, the seen and the unseen, the past and the present, abandoned places confusingly encompass both at the same time, ... Read more

Gorgeous Abandoned Buildings Photography by Jamie Betts

Jamie Betts is a talented photographer based in Richmond, VA, USA. Jamie uses Sony A7RII and Nikon D750 cameras, he shoots a lot of landscapes, urban, portrait and commercial photography. More info: instagram / facebook / website

Chris Staring Captured Stunnung Cemetery of Abandoned Trains in Bolivia

Chris Staring is a talented photographer, designer and traveler currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He has travelled through more than 60 countries while completing a project 365 and winning numerous photography competitions. For his latest series “End of the Line“, Chris visited Uyuni, a city in the southwest of Bolivia, to capture an amazing cemetery of abandoned trains. Over 100 steam locomotives and rail cars date back to the 19th century, to the heyday of the transport in Bolivia, when Uyuni had been the home of a rail-car factory. They’ve been abandoned over time in the “Cemetrio de trenes”, or ... Read more

Beautiful Photos of Abandoned Buildings by Chris Walvoord

Chris Walvoord is a talented self taught photographer, musician and traveller currently based in Pasadena, California. Chris works as logistician at American Airlines, he shoots a lot of travel, landscape and nature photography. More info: instagram / facebook / website

Christopher Payne Documents Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”99031,99032,99033,99034,99035,99036,99037,99038,99039″] Christopher Payne is a talented photographer based in New York City. He shoots a lot of architecture, industrial and abandoned photography. For his project “Asylum”, Christopher traveled to 30 US states and visited seventy mental hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008. Payne spent six years photographing empty institutions across the US. “I use photography to reveal the narrative of how things are designed, assembled, and work, whether the subject is a machine, building or community.” – Christopher Payne Enjoy also Christopher’s Textiles series.

Former Residents of a Fukushima Exclusion Zone Return Home in Emotional Portraits

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”98095,98096,98097,98098,98099,98100,98101,98102″] Almost all of the 80,000 nuclear refugees forced to evacuate areas near the Fukushima Daiichi plant have at times felt compelled to return to their homes, schools and businesses. When they did, they struggled to recognize places that had once been so familiar to them. Damage from earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, years of absence and the arrival of rodents have rendered the buildings practically unrecognizable. We asked former residents or inhabitant from the Fukushima region, and in some cases, the actual owners of certain properties, to join us inside the no-go zone and ... Read more

Seph Lawless Captures Stunning Photos of an Abandoned Disney Park

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”98034,98035,98036,98037,98038,98039,98040,98041,98042″] Seph Lawless is a talented pseudonymous American photographer, artist, political activist, and photojournalist, best known for his photos of urban decay and abandoned spaces across the United States. Seph was born in 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio, and briefly raised in Detroit, Michigan. Lawless gained access to the abandoned Disney World park, revealed in a beautiful series of urbex photographs. Disney’s River Country opened as Walt Disney World’s first water park in 1976 and closed in 2001. It’s been abandoned ever since and is strictly out of bounds. Seph offers us a view into this abandoned ... Read more

Europe’s Abandoned Checkpoints by Josef Schulz

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”medium” ids=”96647,96648,96649,96650,96651,96652,96653,96654,96655″] Polish photographer Josef Shulz traveled across Europe to document abandoned military checkpoints and border stations. In the past, national borders were divisive by character. That all began to change in June 1985, when the continent’s countries began signing up to the Schengen agreement — a deal that lifted frontier controls between cooperating neighbors. Polish photographer spent 3 years (from 2005 to 2008) criss-crossing the continent to capture these abandoned checkpoints on camera for a project he calls “Übergang” (Crossing). Josef Schulz is a talented photographer and lecturer, who was born in 1966 in Bischofsburg, Poland ... Read more

Abandoned Buildings of Europe by Rebecca Lillith Bathory

[gallery size=”medium” link=”file” columns=”1″ ids=”96187,96188,96189,96190,96191,96192,96193,96194,96195″] Rebecca Lillith Bathory is a talented fashion and fine art photographer, who turned urban explorer has swapped modelling shoots for the allure of abandoned buildings. Rebecca based in London, UK. She has spent four years capturing stunning images of derelict hospitals, schools and stately homes. Bathory has been capturing abandoned locations since 2012, she has travelled around places including Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, the UK and Germany.

Recently Abandoned Places in Australia by Brett Patman

[gallery link=”file” columns=”1″ size=”large” ids=”95822,95823,95824,95825,95826,95827,95828,95829,95830″] Brett Patman is a talented photographer based in Sydney, Australia. For his ongoing project ‘Lost Collective’, Brett captures the view of an abandoned building into attractive photograph. This series of images was taken inside White Bay Power Station at Rozelle, in Sydney’s Inner West foreshore area. Patman spends his weekends in abandoned buildings. He uses Nikon D7000 with 14-24mm f/2.8 on a tripod with a remote trigger.