Category: Urbex Photographer: Robert Jack Images Photo: "School's Out Forever" Abandoned schools always get my interest when it comes to urban exploration. This photograph, by Robert Jack, is stunning because of the minimalism present. Very little do you see a clean area with a lone object when it comes to urbex. In what must have been a classroom, this lone desk stands the test of time. And when every other student went home ... it stayed behind for good. Originally shared with the Photofocus Readers Flickr Group. Join the group and share … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Robert Jack Images
Category: Urbex Photographer: Jim Sollows Photo: "Abandoned" Old homes like these are a great reminder of the past. This two-story home in Fort Langley, British Columbia, is captured beautifully in black and white, with the white snow and dark trees really making it pop. While there is some graffiti present, this home has some really great bones. The photograph is a beautiful capture overall, and captures the historic nature of the home wonderfully. Originally shared with the Photofocus Readers Flickr Group. Join the group and share your … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows
Category: Urbex Photographer: Thomas Clark Photo: "Untitled" What appears to be an old diner, Thomas' photograph captures the outside weed growth starting to take over the structure. The structure looks like it was kept up nicely, with the windows and aluminum still in good shape. The fast diner culture took a hit in the late 90s and early 2000s, and hasn't really come back. Several diners closed and this is a great reminder of those restaurants. It's captured beautifully, and the post-processing style on the photograph really alludes to the … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Thomas Clark
Category: Urbex Photographer: Joe Dzikiewicz Photo: "Abandoned Cell" Closed in 1996, this photograph was taken at the Lorton Workhouse in Lorton, VA. According to the photographer, since its closure as a prison, much of it has been converted to artist studios, but one building still has the old cells. The old roll of toilet paper here is a great find, and perfectly placed! It helps to show off the age and deterioration of the prison cell, but really gives light into what daily conditions were like, making this a great example of urban … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Joe Dzikiewicz
Urban exploration is one of those cool genres of photographs that a lot of us just can't get enough of. For March, we're looking for photos that highlight the run-down, dilapidated buildings you've stumbled upon. We're excited to see what you have in store, so grab your camera and start exploring today! To get started and submit your photos, click here, or share them on our Flickr, 500px or Facebook communities. We can’t wait to see your photos! … [Read more...] about Explore the abandoned world for Photographer of the Day!
UrbEx and Me Growing up in New York City gave me a very strong appreciation for architecture. After all, I was surrounded by some of the grandest and most densely packed buildings on the planet. However, that appreciation didn't fully mature until I began immersing myself in photography during my freshman year of college in 1996. Fortunately, Syracuse University, my alma mater, had a wonderful selection of architectural styles on display throughout the vast campus, so my fascination with buildings continued to grow. It wasn't until later on, … [Read more...] about A Primer in Urban Exploration