Urban Exploring Photography is the study of parts of civilization that are normally unseen or off-limits. I explore abandoned structures, in addition to drains, rooftops and also active facilities. The hobby is also known as either Urban Exploration or Urban Exploring.
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Freaktography Urban Exploration in the News
My Urban Exploring photography work has been featured worldwide from online news sites such as Buzzfeed,PetaPixel and The Weather Channel. In addition, my photos have been featured on The Flash and furthermore the big screen. In a 2016 movie Lavender my photos were used in a relevant scene representing the photography of the main character. Furthermore, I’ve been featured in the UK magazine Reclaim and lastly I am a blogger for The Huffington Post.
Despite the wide scare destruction, regardless of the damage, death and shutdown of life as it had been known, life must go on. The little girl will be taught just as she would have been in life before the fallout, she will learn history, she will learn to read and to write, she will learn survival skills and she will learn science. It’s not known how many have survived, but this father knows that it is his little girl, having survived the fallout and three years in a shelter, is the key to the future and life carrying on in the new world.
“Lamb of God have mercy on us Lamb of God won’t you grant us” The small confessional booth with old tattered red curtains found inside a beautiful old abandoned church in Rural Ontario Canada. My video of this location can now be vioewed at the link below. As far as we could tell this location has been sealed off for several years https://youtu.be/QD27QYINg5Y Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits.
Hands down the best location we visited on our recent road trip, RiddimRyder and I arrived at this abandoned cathedral at around 1am after a very long drive. We checked the place out and decided to abort our plan to sleep inside the church as there was nothing to support the weight of us and our hammocks. We woke up very early after only a couple of hours of sleep, made our entrance in the light and spent a solid two hours exploring and shooting this unbelievable location. I love the colous in this room and the few simple things left behind. Stay tuned for so much more from this incredible abandoned cathedral. Follow: www.instagram.com/freaktography Visit: www.freaktography.com Subscribe: www.youtube.com/c/FreaktographyCaPhotography Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits.
Sitting empty and vacant since 1984, this beautiful historic building in Detroit is finally being restored and renovated for future use.
From the set of the new Stephen King movie IT, this set serves as the exterior for the home of Pennywise.
A very Old Bible inside an Abandoned Church in Ontario
The view down to a lower condo building, rooftopping downtown toronto.
Inside an old vacant soap factory I came across these two doors that captured my attention as I walked by. This site is not abandoned, it is used frequently for filming movies and television shows and will eventually be redeveloped. www.freaktography.com www.instagram.com/freaktography
Found somewhere along a rural highway is this Abandoned Ontario House in the middle of a large wheat Field.
Staircase inside the front entrance of an abandoned stone house in rural Ontario. This is another one of those homes where the land is still actively used but the home just sits there, falling apart.
The rooftop sign missing a few letters on an abandoned factory in New York State. www.freaktography.ca
Inside a large drain in an Ontario town. This drain allows for a natural creek to manage storm water from the higher elevations in town to drain through the city naturally. See more draining shots at www.freaktography.ca/draining
Inside a large abandoned ontario industrial site that has been closed down and mostly untouched for a number of years. a portion of this facility will soon be used again however this industrial section may not be saved.
Antique tins found in an abandoned house
How long do you think this abandoned truck has been sitting here? This was found on the property of an abandoned house along with 4-5 other abandoned vehicles.
Inside an amazing abandoned building in New York State, on a pitch black floor sits this lamost fully in tact dentists office. The equipment slowly rusting and decaying, but still in the same place as it stood. See more at this link: https://www.freaktography.com/abandoned-buffalo/
A Detroit Church Abandoned for many years with advanced decay and damage. https://www.freaktography.com/abandoned-detroit/
An antique pump organ inside an abandoned Ontario House
A long and badly decaying hallway in an abandoned psychiatric Hospital in Ontario
A very old Bible found inside an old abandoned church in Ontario, Canada.
The morgue fridge in a long closed down psychiatric center.See more from this facility here: https://www.freaktography.com/abandoned-psychiatric-center/
Light shining on an old bed in an abandoned ontario house.
The Rogers Centre in Downtown Toronto on a perfect September night.
Draining Photography Self portrait inside a storm drain
One of two control rooms inside a long closed down coal power plant. See much more of this mammoth abandonment on my website. https://www.freaktography.com/abandoned-power-plant/
An amazing stained glass window in the cafeteria of an old vacant TB Hospital
A coal excavator on the site of a coal powered generating plant in North America www.freaktography.ca
Sheet Music in an old vacant Ontario Church. There is much more from this abandoned church on my website at https://www.freaktography.com/ontario-abandoned-church/
A cupboard full of old books to sign out from a very old church in Ontario Canada
A view of the balcony and lobby of the vacant Loretto Convent in Niagara Falls, Ontario, This historic building is being preserved for the eventual repurposing and inclusion as a high-rise condo and hotel overlooking the falls.
“If you die when there’s no one watching, And your ratings drop and you’re forgotten, If they kill you on their TV You’re a martyr and a lamb of god Nothing’s going to change the world” . . .
An amazing abandoned church recently discovered on Ontario, the red carpet, woodworking and light made this a fantastic location to shoot and explore. If you are on any of these social media channels be sure to follow me on them as I will often share content there that may not make it to this page: www.instagram.com/freaktography www.facebook.com/freaktography www.youtube.com/c/FreaktographyCaPhotography www.twitter.com/freaktography www.freaktography.com
While this abandoned indstrial building didn’t have much of interest as far as items are concerned, it made up in interesting scened to photograph. The building had no power and was very large, so available light was hard to find. However, where there was light to be found it made for some amazing opportunities to practice working with the light. www.instagram.com/freaktography www.freaktography.com . . . . .
It is amazing what a litle bit of available light through an open roof hatch can do in a pitch black room. Abandoned Factory, Southern Ontario www.instagram.com/freaktography www.freaktography.com
Checking out a large abandoned factory late at night. With only a few large windows it was hard to lightpaint and get anything good so we had to return early in the morning to do the place justice. www.instagram.com/freaktography www.freaktography.com
A fresh find in this abandoned church, it’s not the one I’ve been posting all week rather it’s a new discovery I came upon by total chance. The treated windows on the exterior made for some amazing light as you can see here! More to come from this abandoned church. Check out my website for of my abandoned photography. www.freaktography.com PS – Your comments post shares and likes are always appreciated and are a great way to let Facebook know you want to see more of my stuff in your feeds.
A stuffed pink bunny on an old bed in a badly decaying abandoned house in Rural, Ontario. One more day of posting and I’m putting this old abandoned house to bed and moving on to the next one! https://www.freaktography.com/abandoned-house-crosses/ www.instagram.com/freaktography
This past weekend RiddimRyder and I took our longest and furthest road trip yet. We set out with a long list and we covered a lot of ground. This may have been one of my favourite spots we explored. You would never know it by this photo but the other end of this building was coated in black mold and some of the thickest air I have ever breathed. Then we enter a door into this wing and we are greeted by this amazing sight!! Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits. Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits.
If there is one thing I am missing this year it’s a good industrial explore. I may not be looking hard enough, or I’m looking in the wrong places, but I’ve yet to see a good industrial location this year. This one came to me earlier this year by my friend Urbex Carlo, he took RiddimRyder and I on a late night visit to this old abandoned factory. It was too dark to shoot so we went back a week or so later bright and early. This location had lots of scenes like this one with great light and shadows, a few of my favourite shots I’ve taken this year came out of this location…I think this might be another favourite! Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits. ______________________________________________ Follow: www.instagram.com/freaktography Like: www.facebook.com/freaktography Visit: www.freaktography.com Subscribe: www.youtube.com/c/FreaktographyCaPhotography _________________________________________________
Ontario’s rural back roads are full of abandoned churches, all you have to do is know what to look for. Yesterday RiddimRyder and I set out on a tour to explore several of them, all of them to to us. This church was discovered by RiddimRyder through doing research on Google Maps. When we poked our heads in after making our way in we were blown away by the interior of this rare and unique find. Not a trace of vandalism, amazing natural light and filled with the sweet smell of years of abandonment! Come back daily for way more shots of this and the other abandoned churches we found yesterday and more! Subscribe: www.youtube.com/c/FreaktographyCaPhotography Follow: www.instagram.com/freaktography Like: www.facebook.com/freaktography Visit: www.freaktography.com Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits.
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This past weekend, RiddimRyder, Carlo Paolozza and I headed north on a roadtrip to see some locations that had been on our list for a while. We had some hits and some unfortunate misses but as always we made the best of the day and had a lot of laughs in the process. One spot we stopped at was a small old industrial site in the middle of nowhere, the building is now mostly just ruins but there was some interesting graffiti to be found. I kept going back to these two silhouetted ballet dancers and decided this might make for an interesting picture. Freaktography: Abandoned Places, Urban Exploration, Photography of the normally unseen and off-limits. http://www.freaktography.com http://www.instagram.com/freaktography http://www.facebook.com/freaktography http://www.youtube.com/c/FreaktographyCaPhotography http://www.twitter.com/freaktography
A lone yellow chair and ladder found just like this in a badly decaying room inside an abandoned asylum for the chronic insane.
How many of have read American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis? Or…at least maybe you’ve seen the movie? The last line in the book is “This is not an exit” Or, if you’ve seen the movie, the final scene is Patrick Bateman sitting in the restaraunt and the sign above his head reads “This is not an exit” as he says to himself “This confession, has meant nothing” “This is not an exit”, to me meant that even though Bateman had just confessed all of his crimes, no one believed him. Were the crimes all in his head? Or did they really happen and no one believes him? If the crimes were all made up in his head, he is clearly suppering from psychosis and he can’t escape them. If he truly did perform all of those sadistic things, he is still psychotoc – either way, there is no way out! I thought of that book, which I have read 4 times in my life and the irony of that book, Patrick Bateman and the fact that I am seeing this inside an Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
When you are exploring an old abandoned building such as this old asylum for the criminally insane, the rooms and scenes can get very repetitive and drab. Don’t get me wrong, I love the long hallways and decaying rooms and peeling paint. But it is always such a pleasant surprise and shock when you walk into a room and find colour, such as this room with four chairs nicely lined up against the wall, 2 green and 2 yellow. This room was pleasing to our eyes and both RiddimRyder and I spent a good amount of time in this room shooting.
Urban Exploring and Abandoned Photography Photo Book