There are various opinions regarding using abandoned buildings / post-industrial settings as backgrounds: the philosophical points (i.e., comparisons between life & death / youth &decay etc.) have certainly become cliches. Nonetheless, there is a rich amalgam of texture, color and contrast available in these places and that’s a driving factor. The genre has gained a lot of popularity with the advent of urban exploration (“urbex”) and has definitely been overblown, but here are a few shots I particularly like.
(Various artists, credited as available)
|Luca Donnini: www.corpus.lucadonnini.it|
|Alexey Dubinsky: www.alexeydubinsky.com|
|Peter Scott: www.the-magic-atelier-of-the-mind.tumblr.com|
|Justin Gill: www.justingillphoto.com|
|Sven Tiedemann: www.sven-tiedemann.de|