The Unbearable Wretchedness of Pianos

We’ve recently addressed the trope of Lonely Chair; today, we examine the Dilapidated Piano. The piano, when it ceases to function as an instrument of music, acts as a beacon to vandals, the results of whose activities serve the urbex photographer in presenting scenes of pathos and despair. Presented below is a typical example of … Continue reading The Unbearable Wretchedness of Pianos

Wherefore the Chair?

Any genre will have its cliches, and urbex photography is no exception. The trope of the Lonely Chair appears as a focal point in many shots of abandonment and ruin. Still, ideas don’t become cliche unless they have an appeal, and I put it to you that a Lonely Chair standing as eternal witness to … Continue reading Wherefore the Chair?