Façades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

4f3654d5f3543French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy presents this ongoing series titled “façades”. The photographer captures images of the city and reduces the buildings down to just their facades.

 

 

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A Different Side by Seph Lawless

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Ohio-based photographer Seph Lawless has documented two abandoned malls which were once gleaming symbols of the US’s booming economy. Originally built in the 1970s, the spookily deserted shopping centres – Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall – once employed close to 5,000 staff. “The goal was to show the world a different side of America. A vulnerable side,” said Lawless. “I think an abandoned mall is symbolic of the economic decline of America and is a true indication of what happens when cities like Cleveland suffers massive population loss due to loss of manufacturing jobs. Cleveland has lost nearly half its population since these malls opened in the mid 1970.”

Urban Exploring by Niki Feijen

7261167018_57cf6264ff_zUrbex, short for Urban Exploring is according to Wikipedia: The examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. So basically visiting and photographing abandoned buildings, tunnels, industry, castles etc. Most of my shots are HDR shots, short for High Dynamic Range. HDR is perfect for low light locations but it has to be subtle. Besides Urbex, I have this crazy stairs addiction. I can spend hours underneath a staircase just to take that one awesome shot. A stairwell or an atmospheric urbex shot can turn into something very special, almost a piece of art. That’s the exactly what I want to show people; the beauty of decay, the Art of Urbex. “  Niki Feijen

The beauty of decay by kiekmal

7567233906_37af374d84_z“I like the beauty of nature and the beauty of the spatial results of human beings. And I like when these results get abandoned and nature returns. I want to show the atmosphere of abandonment and the beauty of decay.”  kiekmalUrban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking. ~ Wikipedia

Urban Exploration by Jared Lim

jaredlim02In and around modern buildings around the world, Jared Lim has shown an intense passion to find geometry, lines, and curves but, most of all, he’s astute at finding patterns. “Urban Exploration consists of photos I took during the course of my full-time, travel-related career,” he tells us. “Since most of the places I travel to are major cities, architecture is the prevailing theme. I have loved geometry since I was a kid. Even when I was young, I loved to create repeated patterns and designs at school.”