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.
Vera Gorbunova Russia
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 Cuba model Panopticon prison design
Hieu Vu Minh
https://sephlawless.com/ Amazing photographer with many American Midwestern locations
Ryan Richards https://unsplash.com/photos/sPPAk3jSMEY
Bordeaux, France Lucas Barrère