The Urbex Tour Guide

Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
And that would be me, lol. A new urbex photographer buddy asked me to introduce him to a site I know and so I did. I've photographed it ad-nauseum but I took some anyway. Here's what I did get.


il Palazzo by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Human Resources is just a Big Pile of ... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Shelvador! by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Elevator Tower by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


The Technician's Bench by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


The Kitchen by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Special Club Breakfast by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


I'm Not Into Them Anymore by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Not Even Doobies... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

And this is the fellow I introduced to the site:


Richard by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
123
Houston, Texas
Jack
Great set as always John! Hope your friend enjoyed the experience. Whatever happens to these places eventually? Demolished? Or just linger and linger? I'm curious to hear more about the history of these places.
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
The colors, lighting, details, image quality and very real sense of place in these photos are all really wonderful, John! Your second and third are my personal favorites..beauty and decay...once proud places... There is so much power and poignancy in a place like this to my eyes, through your photos. I bet your friend really enjoyed his "tour".

John has very kindly agree that we can make this be our "sticky" for Urbex photographs - so if other members feel like adding their images here and keeping this thread going, please do. Many thanks John for starting us off!

For some background here's an overview of Urbex - also known as urban exploration from Wikipedia:
Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.[1] 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.
 
Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
My pleasure. If you're into this genre but haven't posted it on Fuji X-Spot, now's the time. I've had some wonderful feedback here so there is an "audience" for it on this forum.

Bring on the decay! :)
 

Kay

Veteran
Dec 27, 2013
43
Another great series, John, my favs are #3&4. Breakfast between 630 and 730 ? Give me a break, lol ...
Viva la descomposición - keep them coming !
 
Dec 31, 2013
124
Louisville, Ky
Love the set. Great colors and detail.

I have only been to one abandoned building since switching to Fuji. Hoping to get to more soon. If you don't mind, what are your preferred lenses for urbex on the Fuji system? I have my people lenses figured out, but not for urbex.
 

Kay

Veteran
Dec 27, 2013
43
The fun stops when you have to live with indescribable decay all your life, like this little fella who's collecting drinking water from a broken pipe. While I was living there thousands of people died from drinking poisonous water just 50 miles downhill. As usual the international press didn't take any notice. I've got tons more, including stuff that nobody really wants to look at.
(Darjeeling, India, December 2004)

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Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
Well, here's some from a place where nobody is dying.

Went back to "Embersville" which was a large state hospital and wandered the underground utility, steam, and staff tunnels to see what I could find. More documentary than art mostly, but it was a fun thing to do on a rainy day. It ALWAYS rains when I visit this place, I kid you not.

Everything with the Fuji X-E2 with the 23mm Fujinon, or the X-M1 with the 12mm Zeiss.

Solo Singer by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Delta by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Steam Tunnel Still Life by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Tunnel Rat Territory by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Welcome to Glenview! (Home of Shelter 3) by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

I've Seen More Butterflies than Usual Lately by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

The Underground Meadow by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

A Summary of the History of Embersville by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Self Portrait with Baker by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

Where Da' Women At? by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
 

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