One of my favourite photography themes is urban decay. I am fascinated by and drawn to uninhabited areas, deserted buildings, abandoned homes, decommissioned factories and so on. This is the weathered, the grungy, the forgotten. A previously functioning part of a city that has fallen into despair.
What is the appeal? Perhaps it's the history behind these areas that were once alive. Each one has a story to tell. Or maybe it's the spookiness of it all. As I walk through these eerily quiet places, I feel like I'm on a set of a horror movie. But most of all, I believe it's the imagination it sparks. I picture them as post-apocalyptic visions into what our world would look like if humanity would end. Chilling. And sobering.
This week's photo theme: Urban Decay
Friday, November 18, 2016
The Busy Wall
"There is so much to appreciate in this area from a photographic perspective.”
Saturday, November 19, 2016
"Door number one or door number two? Which will you choose?”
Sunday, November 20, 2016
The Red Door
"Still eye catching despite the peeling paint.”
Monday, November 21, 2016
“Out of business.”
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
"No signs of life."
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
"It looks like there were other buildings attached to these walls at some point.”
Thursday, November 24, 2016
“Plant life lives on in this abandoned area.”
What I've learned this week:
The smallest things can bring you the greatest joy.
Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Other times, there are too many.
Gain control of your emotions before you speak and avoid saying something you’ll regret.
If you try to appeal to everyone, you’ll end up appealing to no one. Just be yourself.
Have a wonderful day, everyone!