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Abandoned Places: the Art of Lost Spaces

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Treasure Island, San Francisco, United States

Joseph Barrientos

There is something mysterious, beautiful even haunting about abandoned places. Spaces and structures that once had use but now feel the cold glare of time. While, growing up in the American mid-west vast expanses of industrial and residential developments gave way to a now almost post-apocalyptic scene captured by talented photographers. The decay has hit an accelerated pace as massive global population, boom-and-bust industry and changing demands have discarded these once growing worlds. A documentation of this transformation has yielded a rich harvest of non-traditional imagery (perfect as dark inspiration) please enjoy some of our favorite works below.

abandoned to desert

jean wimmerlin

Jamison Riley

broken greenhouse

JF Martin

empty places

Peter Herrmann

empty church russia

Vera Gorbunova Russia

Deividas Toleikis https://unsplash.com/photos/hSrztNnyhtk Greenbank Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Jakub Pabis

sci fi concept photo

Buzludzha, Bulgaria Natalya Letunova Unsplash

Forgotten tower

Matt Emmett Cooling Tower from his book Forgotten Heritage image via https://mymodernmet.com/matt-emmett-abandoned-places-photos/ you can also find more of Matt's images on his IG

Presidio Modelo abandoned

Presidio Modelo Cuba model Panopticon prison design

Peter Herrmann

Hieu Vu Minh

dark photography

Tom Barrett

church empty


Nick Fewings


Daniel Lincoln https://unsplash.com/photos/23fk429Ayok

seph lawless

https://sephlawless.com/ Amazing photographer with many American Midwestern locations

crashed empty plane

Ryan Richards https://unsplash.com/photos/sPPAk3jSMEY

abandoned factory flooded

Bordeaux, France Lucas Barrère

abandoned railroad

La Petite Ceinture, Paris, France Florian Olivo Unsplash


@ Dark Art & Craft, print collector and Graphic Artist from Ohio, US.



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