Abandoned Photography

Abandoned Photography

Abandoned Photography: the eyesore on the corner, the creepy farmhouse you pass on the back-roads, the large red brick building with the boarded up windows.

To most people, abandoned buildings are just an ugly passing sight on a drive with little to no thought or consideration given. They come in all shapes, sizes and styles. To me all abandoned buildings tell a different story, whether you make that story up in your own head or if  you piece all the parts of a story together.  Maybe the story is right there in front of you, they each have a history.  My hope is that my abandoned photography will help to tell these stories.

Freaktography Abandoned Photography

Something most people also don’t notice, or wouldn’t know of is the beauty in the decay of an abandoned building. Behind those boarded up doors and windows are winding staircases, furniture, decorative fixtures. The many years of multiple layers of paint, when decay sets in each layer peels away, unveiling a kaleidoscope of colours. Wallpaper, years of wallpaper peeling away that reveals two, three, four, five layers of wallpaper. What I’ve come to admire about the abandoned house is what I call the pieces of life left behind, the mystery of what caused this home or business, once full of life to become dark and vacant. Many abandoned houses are completely empty, some still hold a few hints of the lives lived many years ago and some, for whatever reason still hold almost all of the relics and trinkets and pieces of everyday life.

Below is an ongoing gallery of some of my favorite abandoned photography from my explores of abandoned and derelict places all over Ontario, New York State, Michigan State and beyond.  To the right of the page is a menu where you can take a visual tour of the many abandoned places I have photographed.


You can see much more of my abandoned photography on my Huffington Post Blog on Abandoned Places.



7 thoughts on “Abandoned Photography

  1. I am so intrigued by what you do. Especially the old abandoned homes. Do you ever get the stories of why they were left like that? I can’t imagine why people would leave all of their belongings behind. Keep up the good work!

  2. Absolutely love your work. Love following you on FB to see which cool new places you explore each week. I love how each one of your pictures tells a story and how each one sucks you in like you are standing there at that moment. Keep up the awesomeness!

  3. I love your photography so much. It’s really beautiful and interesting and so inspiring to me as well. I’m curious as to how you find out about places. I live in the UK and would love to explore abandoned houses & buildings here and take photographs, as I feel like this would make me so fulfilled, but I have no clue how to find places. Do you drive around, … or is there some search method you use? Anyway, your photos are beautiful, absolutely beautifully shot – the composition, lighting, everything. You really bring out the beauty in these places – thank you!

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