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Urban Exploration Photography

Urban Exploration Photography

Brenna Urban, Urban Places – Kottbusser Tor Berlin

What makes an urban exploration photographer noticed or well-known? Is it the number of photos he or she has collected, the calculated risk they take, or is it just the general hype about this new urban adventure? None of these – the most important reason behind any urban exploration photography hero is the extraordinary photos he or she has taken!

Exploring Urban Environment

By combining photo journalism, architectural photography, and exciting adventures, urban exploration photography becomes more and more attractive, especially for young semi-professional photographers around the globe. Just armed with their photo-equipment and following their spirit of discovery, people from different backgrounds explore old tunnels, smelly sewers, subway tracks, roofs and abandoned places of their environment – taking nothing but photographs, leaving nothing but footprints.

The results of those expeditions often are amazing and stunning photographs, presenting the city from sensational perspectives, revealing locations no one ever thought about… The following list of urban exploration photographers is not intended to be exhaustive and just includes boys and girls I stumbled upon or came in touch with due to my addiction for spectacular photos of urban environment. If your photo-archive also includes great urbex photographs or if you know any talented guy I should check out: drop me a line.

Urbex eBook Guide
Well-known urbex photographer Neil Ta wrote a nice, 35 pages urbex ebook guide, coming up with a bag full of tricks and best-practices for urban photography beginners – It’s available for free, so get it now!

Top Urban Exploration Photographers

Neil Ta, Toronto

Urban Exploration Photography

Neil Ta, See Gee Eye

Vitaliy Raskalov, Moscow

Urban Exploration Photography

Vitaliy Raskalov, 280 meters

Tom Ryaboi, Toronto

Urban Exploration Photography

Tom Ryaboi, i’ll make ya famous

George Lanchevsky, Moscow

Urban Exploration Photography

George Lanchevsky, Silhouette of the Digger

Suri Mi, Paris

Urban Exploration Photography

Suri Mi, Looking down

Roland Shainidze, Toronto

Urban Exploration Photography

Roland Shainidze, The hope is coming

Hilite, Canada

Urban Exploration Photography

Hilite, X marks the spot

Michael Murphy, London

Urban Exploration Photography

Michael Murphy, Caught in the Act

Garik Alexandrovich, Moscow

Urban Exploration Photography

Garik Alexandrovich, Own way…

Romany WG, Kingston

Urban Exploration Photography

Romany WG, Industrial Spiders Web

Andre Govia, London

Urban Exploration Photography

Andre Govia, Abandoned Swimming pool

2 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Wow, »i’ll make ya famous« is great.
    Nice collection.

  2. Wow, great shots- the last 3 are my favorites though…

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It spreads the urban Berlin voice loud and clear to metropolises far and wide and celebrates the urban arts, urban exploration movement and guerilla art interventions with news about artists, trends and exhibitions, since 2009.

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