From a balcony of an abandoned 19th century medical facility. I liked this spot so much I stopped to have a solitary lunch here, warmed by the September sun. Continue reading Of Ivy and Oxide
From an abandoned high school gymnasium, Gary, Indiana. Continue reading Seek & Destroy
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy -Robert Burns, To a Mouse Continue reading Of Mice and Men
East St. Louis, Illinois Continue reading Temple
A view of the long-shuttered Armour meatpacking plant outside St. Louis. Continue reading Welcome to East St. Louis
All the seeming of an explosion frozen in space. Continue reading Meteor Belt
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
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?